Im not sure how one is supposed to interpret those results or whether they really need to survey the riverbed every 3 months, how the hell much does that cost!!, I have a better graph showing bed levels over time if I can find itMay be of interest, Copy of survey Dec 2013 for Great Ouse and 100ft river
The riverbed is assumed to be composed of mud, soft silt, sand and
For clarity this is the silt that builds up and needs removing, it’s basically sand that comes in from the Wash on the tide, virtually no silt comes from upstreamJust wondered if changed the description what's in the river to cover them selves for the clay dug out.
You may find this of interest. Troubled waters indeedFor clarity this is the silt that builds up and needs removing, it’s basically sand that comes in from the Wash on the tide, virtually no silt comes from upstream
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This is what they dug out, there is no clay in the wash, the only way it could have got there is if it was put there when the river was made or it is the natural geology of the area, as the river was built on top of 20ft of peat this is unlikely, either way it shouldn’t have been removed
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There is a really good book written by a chap called Alan Bloom (yes he founded Blooms Nurseries and Bressingham Gardens). The book is called “The Farm in the Fen” and was published in 1944.
I'll just park this here as it seems appropriate...
"One of the actions we're taking is to work with the EA to build a Rural Resilience Partnership to help improve flood resilience in rural areas."
The Environment Agency has set out practical actions to tackle the growing threat of flooding from rivers and coastal erosion.www.nfuonline.com
Don't know who the local mp is but they should be asking some pretty difficult questions to plod and DEFRA.You can't seriously tell me that 14 people were needed to respond to this terrible heinous crime?
Any news on the soil sample yet?
Sadly over the top typical making a mountain out of a mole hill for sepaDon't know who the local mp is but they should be asking some pretty difficult questions to plod and DEFRA.
It was excessive in every respect - in process, resource usage and cost. These people are supposedly public servants and I won't believe that the levels of resources and cost were justified - you'd get less people on a drugs raid!
The management of both police and DEFRA should be publicly held to account.