Levelling out

Those who follow my 365daysofbiking journal will be aware that I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the rising water level at Chasewater over the summer and winter months. Since the lake was drained to enable improvement works to improve the dam and overflow resilience, it was considered that, unless we experienced very wet weather, the lake would take a good couple of years to refill.

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Chasewater: The Good, the bad, and the frankly insane

Hang out the flags, deck the halls, light the beacons. Those damn works are complete, and the contractors appointed to upgrade the dam at Chasewater have left the building, and everything has now returned to normal. Normal, that is, apart from the fact that the lake is still empty. Twelve months later than predicted, millions…

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Chasewater dam: a look around the remaining works

I’ve been trying to post this all week, but haven’t had the time up until now. Last Sunday (26th February, 2012), I visited Chasewater, and to my surprise, the security fence around the remaining dam works site, surrounding the Pool Road bridge, Nine-Foot pool and spillway had been breached and access was possible from all…

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Chasewater Dam: Silence isn’t golden

A number of sites have now announced that work is due to start on the dam at the beginning of October. The story broke first on The Chasewater Wildlife Goup’s site, closely followed by The Lichfield Blog and then, finally, Lichfield District Council’s Chasewater Dam Blog. This is a bit of a surprise to many,…

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Chasewater – the only victim seems to be the truth

Chasewater, the dam, the dead fish. It’s all going a bit mad right now. I was alerted a couple of nights ago by [Swan-pig] that the dead-fish story had been recycled by the Burntwood Post, which I have been trying to track down a scan of, but failed. Since It’s all part of the Post…

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Chasewater dam update

Spotted on the excellent Chasewater Wildlife Group homepage, I’d like to draw your attention to the following statement about the coming work on the dam, and the drainage of the lake to facilitate it: ‘The full extent of the works are still not announced but draw down will start early in the New Year and…

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