Posts Tagged ‘drought’

CRT making contingency plans for “second dry winter” as ground water levels only just recover

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

CRT is making plans for a second dry winter following the driest year on recent record during 2017, according to a Freedom of Information response.

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K&A water supply and drought contingency plans for summer 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The possibility of navigation restrictions and stoppages is one of the reasons why Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act allows boaters without home moorings to stay longer than 14 days in one place if it is reasonable in the circumstances. So if you are trapped by maintenance stoppages or drought measures, don’t worry. Here is some information from BW about water resources, water supply and plans in the event of further drought, from the presentation at the Kennet and Avon Canal User Group meeting on May 3rd.

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Date for installing temporary facilities at Dundas announced at user meeting

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Several boaters attended the Kennet and Avon User Group meeting on May 3rd and among other information, found out that temporary facilities at Dundas would be installed on May 14th; that drought restrictions are still in force, and that the Local Mooring Strategy proposals were due to be reviewed by the Local Waterway Partnership. Two boaters sent a report:

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April floods, but drought restrictions are in force

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Despite the recent heavy rain – both the Avon and the Kennet are in flood – there is still a need to conserve water on the K and A. BW imposed restrictions on navigation after Easter. In brief, these are: don’t use locks in the evening or overnight, and always share locks (unless you are a widebeam) even if it means waiting. Waiting for boats going the other way rather than filling or emptying locks if they are set against you is another way of conserving water.

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