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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Fit fish!

In preparation for December’s fish rescue,  a fish health check was carried out earlier this month. Roach, perch and pike were checked. All the fish appeared to be in good health, and there were no signs of clinical infections or abnormal parasites, which is great news! We’ll keep you posted on plans for the fish rescue.

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Thumbs up from Natural England

The team is celebrating the news that Natural England has given approval for works to be carried out in Chasewater’s SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) Getting such permission is no mean feat! We had to convince Natural England that the works we would be carrying out are essential, and that we will do everything we can to minimise any long-term […]

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This month’s issue of International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine features a four page article on the works to Chasewater dam. The article explores the various challenges the team has faced coming up with the right solutions for the repairs to the dam – and is an interesting read! More about International Water, Power […]

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Our draft programme

We’ve now agreed a programme with our contractors, Galliford Try. That said, we’ve come under considerable criticism recently for not making it absolutely clear that dates we are publish are ‘draft’. As such, all the details in this post are published with a health warning, and we cannot promise they won’t alter in the future. That’s because, with a […]

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A team of fishermen were on site again last week, carrying out a fish health check. We had to carry out another health check on the remaining fish, as our previous health certificate (the one we got for the main fish rescue/move) had expired. Confirmation that the remaining fish are healthy will mean we’ll be able […]

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Gearing up to go!

We’ve now got Natural England’s approval to drill boreholes and trial pits in the toe of the dam – which is in a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We’re expecting the team from Galliford Try to start this work in the next week or so. Elsewhere, it’s likely we’ll now start installing compounds and fencing […]

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It’s all a matter of timing

Some people have questioned why we lowered the water level in the reservoir, well before we appointed a contractor to do the works. It’s a good question, so you’ll be pleased to know there’s also a good answer – but it’s a long one, so be prepared! The project (as you will know if you […]

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