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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Friday’s update – on Monday!

Here’s last week’s update: 1. Machines have now moved in to start the groundwork on 9-foot pool. Work to the area, east of the bridge on the dam, will include remodelling the contours of the pool, rebuilding the weir, and strengthening its walls. As part of this work, our ecologists have been on standby to […]

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Apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks, but it’s been tough going recently as our engineers and contractors have been thrashing out some of the finer build details. They seem to be getting closer to agreement so let’s recap where we are: 1. The sheet piles, culverts and silt curtains are on order […]

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Maintaining the water level

We’ve learned that to complete the works to the dam safely we’ll not have to drain as much water out of Chasewater Reservoir as we first thought.   This means we’ll be able to complete the works with the water at around its current level (that’s about 144m above sea level, or level with the […]

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Last week’s update

Our contractors told us that the culverts, which will go under the railway and Pool Road Bridge, are on their way to us, along with the sheet piling that will be installed in the toe of the dam. The contractors met with Chasewater Railway to put the finishing touches to the plan for the works […]

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