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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

The fishing team was on site today, kicking off the fish rescue, and catching sample fish to confirm they are healthy. The team caught a variety of fish – ranging from roach, to perch, to pike (up to 18/19lbs) and some bull heads. We’ve taken loads of photos (thanks to the countryside team for them!) […]

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Fish capture to start tomorrow

Just to keep you all up to date. The fisherman was on site today, preparing for the fish capture. It’s likely he will start to rescue some of the fish tomorrow. I’ve been intouch with the rangers, and they have said the best place to watch the rescue will be from the dam. As soon […]

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Water way to go …

We’ve now stitched together the pictures we’ve taken with our dam cam. Watch the results on youtube:

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Fish rescue begins this week

The contractor appointed by British Waterways will be onsite from tomorrow (Wednesday).  To begin with he’ll be preparing his work area, and making way for fish tanks and clear transportation etc. It’s likely he won’t begin the actual rescue operation until the end of the week. We’ll know more as soon as he’s on site, and we’ll be able […]

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Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire County Council are working together to make sure children still benefit from sailing and canoeing, now that Chasewater Reservoir is being drained. In the past the county council has used Chasewater Reservoir to offer children from 10 to 12 years of age the chance to learn how to sail and […]

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Fish rescue delayed

Just to keep you up to date. British Waterways has advised us that the fish rescue will be delayed until early next week. As soon as we get more information we’ll update the blog. Thanks for your patience.

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Footpaths and cycle routes

To help visitors to Chasewater, we’ve marked alternative footpaths & cycle routes around the park, for whilst the dam works take place. Download the footpath and cycle route map. Notes on the map: Blue lines: Footpath (no cyclists please  – as these routes run through protected heathland – thanks for your understanding) Red lines: Cycle and […]

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Latest on fish rescue

Statement from British Waterways: “Under the direction of British Waterways, Lichfield District Council and the Environment Agency, specialist fishery contractors are now anticipated to carry out the main fish rescue at Chasewater Reservoir week commencing 19 April. “We are unable to confirm details of the exact timescale, location and format of the rescue at this […]

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Return to tender!

Last week the council asked a shortlist of contractors to tender for the construction works to Chasewater Dam. Download the drawings (Proposed Safety Works  & Site Plan) which illustrate the works, which have been prepared by the Council’s Consulting Engineers, Travis Baker Associates under the direction of Rod Bridle of Dam Safety Ltd – the reservoir’s […]

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Plants on the Move

We’re starting some work at Chasewater today in advance of the main works. Over the next 5 days Alaska Environmental Contracting Ltd will be lifting and relocating (or translocating) an amount of wet heath that is growing in an area of the SSSI where we will have to complete engineering works later in the year. […]

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