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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Work will start next week on drilling boreholes at the toe of the Eastern dam. This was set┬áto be the first phase of the contractors’ work, but we’ve brought it forward, so we’re not unnecessarily delayed. The bore holes will help us to locate the layer of glacial till that runs under the dam – […]

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A number of visitors to the blog have been asking why we started to drain the reservoir when we did. Here’s a quick explanation: There were three important matters we had to consider when we chose to open valves. Firstly, we had to be entirely confident that the water level was down to the level […]

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Chasewater on Midlands Today

Chasewater Reservoir featured on BBC’s Midlands Today on Friday 9 July. The article showed dramatic pictures of people (and horses) getting stuck in the muddy reservoir bed, and stressed how dangerous venturing out onto the reservoir bed can be – even if the surface looks like it is dry! Both rangers and the management team […]

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