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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Latest update

Here’s what we got up to last week: 1. The fish rescue was completed. The amount of fish that we’ve seen caught in the two phases of the rescue has echoed our expectation that Chasewater did not support large populations of fish. 2. The sheet piles have been ordered and we understand that they are […]

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Fish rescue over

The fish rescue has now been completed. Here’s a few shots of the fish the team did find:

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A regular blogger has asked why we emptied Chasewater when we did, and I thought it was worth explaining this to all readers, incase I hadn’t explained it well enough before.   We emptied the reservoir when we did (on February 1 2010) on the direct instruction of our Inspecting Engineer, Mr Rod Bridle. Read the letter from […]

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Fish rescue taking place today

Just a quick post to let you know that the fish rescue will take place today and during the rest of the week. We hope to be on site this afternoon to take some piccies. More later. Cheers Lizzie

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Parched

Seen Brownhills Bob’s blog lately? There is a great aerial shot of the Chasewater last summer, showing the drained lake. It’s worth a visit – click here to view it!

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The big thaw …

I’m not sure I’ve ever failed a new year’s resolution so quickly! Sorry about that folks! Anyway, here’s your Friday update, on Monday! Last week the team … 1. Visited a number of quarries to inspect potential sources of the filter material for the dam. We need two different sized types of filter material to ensure […]

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A busy but shorter week!

My new year’s resolution was to post Friday updates on Friday – and look at this - I’m beginning the year on a high! This week …. We received a revised programme from Galliford Try, which has been amended to reflect the time lost because of the weather before Christmas, and we’re still on track for a […]

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New Year update

Happy New Year to all our blog readers … Despite the long Christmas break, the snow and freezing temperatures, work at Chasewater continued over the festive period. Here’s a quick update of what the team got up to on site, over Christmas and New Year: All 16 boreholes in the swamp were completed. The composition of the […]

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