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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

Lots of people have been asking about what will happen to the fish after they have been removed from Chasewater. Here’s a quick overview:  After the works to Chasewater Dam are completed, it will take between two and three years to refill the reservoir. Lowering the water level will have a significant impact on the […]

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Suspected World War II bomb found

Last Friday (19 February) the police called the army to Chasewater Country Park to deal with a suspected bomb, found on a newly exposed area on the dam wall, and thought to date back to World War II. (We’ll post some pictures on the blog tomorrow). The device was taken away by a specialist disposal unit from Nottinghamshire. They later confirmed it was an inert mortar round […]

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With regards to the timing of the fish rescue, the team at Chasewater are waiting for the water level to drop a little lower, so it will be easier for us to catch as many fish as possible. We plan to catch a sample of fish this week, so we can confirm the fish population […]

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Water way to go!

Recording of the receding water up until February 2010 from our Dam Cam! We’ll keep posting updates, so do check back!

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Myths and legends

Tell us your stories as the water drops, and the tales of Chasewater rise from the deep! As the water drops at Chasewater, could the local myths and legends about what is at the bottom of the reservoir be explained? Are the rumours of a World War II bomber ditched in Chasewater true? Could Chasewater […]

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Great crested newt survey

The great crested newt is Britain’s largest and most threatened species of newt. It is sometimes called the warty newt, because it is dark brown to black, with a warty appearance. The great crested newt’s underside is bright orange, with black markings, that are unique to each newt – a bit like a fingerprint. Female […]

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Before and after the valves open

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A team of reservoir experts and representatives from Lichfield District Council opened the valves at Chasewater reservoir today. Now that the valves are open, around billion gallons of water will drain out of the reservoir over the next few months, which will allow essential safety improvements to take place The water will flow into the Anglesey Branch Canal […]

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