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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Protecting the wildlife

50,000 fish! Last August, a company called Salveson Fox Hydrosurveys carried out a fish survey at Chasewater. Using a combination of an echo-sounder and a specialist net (seine net), the team worked out how many fish are currently living in the reservoir. From their findings, the team estimates that over 50,000 adult fish live in […]

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Low down on the works

Chasewater’s main (eastern) dam is over 210 years old, and was built when people’s understanding about how dams work was not as advanced as it is now. If we were building Chasewater dam today, we’d use different materials and designs that incorporate the latest safety features. Our engineers regularly inspect the condition of the eastern […]

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Chasewater reservoir and dam are set to appear on ITV Central news tonight.  The news crew visited the dam today to find out more, following MP Michael Fabricant’s question in the house yesterday. They were given a tour of the dam by Neil Turner, Leisure Services Manager at Lichfield District Council, and spoke to local […]

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Yesterday our local MP Michael Fabricant spoke out about the Prime Minister’s response to his question in the house and said: I raised the urgent matter of the leaking dam which holds back the waters of the Chasewater Reservoir today with the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, but received a brief and ‘insensitive and flip’ […]

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Michael Fabricant MP quizzes PM

Yesterday in Parliament our local Michael Fabricant raised put a question to the Prime Minister: Michael Fabricant: The 200-year-old dam in my constituency, which is an earthworks dam containing the Chasewater reservoir, has started to leak. A recent engineers report stated that if it collapses, scores of lives will be lost and there will be […]

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