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PostSubject: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Fri May 20, 2011 11:31 am

Just had this through, sadly was broadcast yesterday, hmmm Evil or Very Mad

Anyone catch it..

Date: Thursday

Time: 18.00

Channel: ITV Meridian



What:

Barry Russell (Lower Thames Strategy Manager) recorded an interview yesterday at Boulters Lock about hydropower.



He spoke about:

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what our role is in this partnership project
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our duty to promote new and sustainable power sources
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the amount of electricity currently produced by hydropower and targets for the future
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our regulatory role to ensure that there is no detrement to the environment.
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Sun May 22, 2011 10:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Mon May 23, 2011 12:42 pm

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

thats where Brent and I spend many a hour. Hydro power plant there would really not make my day why cant they look at the Jubile river which has a small stocking of fish and therefore wont upset so many people.

Right Country Bumpkins goto war with EA over this one.

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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Mon May 23, 2011 2:17 pm

Andy Venn wrote:
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

thats where Brent and I spend many a hour.

Andy

I wouldn't worry guys...from Andy and Brent's reports last year it seems to be a fishless part of the river Razz

(Hello Andy)
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Mon May 23, 2011 3:01 pm

Listen it may well appear that way but im convinced its full of them thingys err what do you call them ermmmmm oh yes FISH.



Hello steve.... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Tue May 24, 2011 6:31 pm

Don't know the river etc but i bet there is eels!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Thu May 26, 2011 9:33 am

Chris,
I wouldn't know acording to steve......... lol!

But your right there are some historical references to eels but nothing recently.

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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Thu May 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Major issue with Hydro has been Eels, so they put in fishes passes. Been proved though that the fish are attracted to the turbines, so dont work.

Here is a horrible picture...



Eels killed
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Fri May 27, 2011 8:00 pm

You would think they would screen off the turbines....i mean it aint rocket science. Also what about eel movements upstream, not just elvers but all sizes move around so ladders/passes should be installed to facilitate this.
The Silvers are the ones attracted to downstream high flows and so attracted to the draw made by turbines, whereas the elvers are the opposite as they are generally weak swimmers.

Horrible pic by the way!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hydro at Boulter Lock   Fri May 27, 2011 9:35 pm

nice one chris, its a never ending stream of who knows and who cares, here's hoping the TAC can bang the drum loud enough
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