Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members-Only Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member, then please first join at http://forum.rivertac.org/register using your real name.

Forum Membership is with Real Names only.
Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will save our Admin team the need to contact you about changing it)

http://rivertac.org/membership


Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
 
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Navigation
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Eel Trap Results 2017
Today at 11:21 am by patrick barker

» Thames TideFest 10th September 2017
Today at 6:38 am by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 am by Ed Randall

» Better access to free Thames fishing in Reading
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am by Ed Randall

» Eel screens on Water Works intakes
Tue May 23, 2017 10:26 pm by Julian Jones

» River Thames Conditions - Quick Dial Numbers
Sun May 21, 2017 10:00 am by Ed Randall

» Ap[ril showers? If only! Drought beckons...
Thu May 04, 2017 6:56 pm by Ed Randall

» Abbey river this Saturday (12/5/2012)
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Molesey Eel Monitoring Training ~ 29th April 2017
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am by David Harvey

» Thames Water fined a record £20m for River Thames pollution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:54 pm by Stephen Bond

» Crane Riverfly Training ~ May 6th 2017
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:08 am by Ed Randall

» TAC visit to Tideway Tunnel Exhibition in Parliament
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 am by John LeSurf

» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm by Ed Randall

» Egham & Stains bankside enhancement followed by brewery trip
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:27 pm by Ed Randall

» SE Rivers Trust needs help on Hogsmill
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:23 pm by Ed Randall

» Crane volunteering opportunities
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Seal (with enormous fish) in Thames near Richmond Lock
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:34 am by Ed Randall

» [Petition] to eradicate size and catch limits for pike to be taken and culled
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:27 am by Ed Randall

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 pm by Ed Randall

» reels for sale
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:51 am by JeffHowe

» A new address for 2017 ~ forum.rivertac.org
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:06 am by Admin

» New users - Registration issues
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:47 am by Ed Randall

» Shepperton river death - Van removed near Dockett Eddy Lane
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:54 am by Ed Randall

» EA Pollution incidents: 2015 evidence summary
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:04 am by David Harvey

» Ham & Petersham cleanup Saturday 19th Nov
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:01 pm by Ed Randall

» LIVE THAMES TEMPS AND CLARITY - TAC exclusive!
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:51 pm by Stephen Bond

» Citizen Crane Forum at ZSL - Mon 14th Nov 2016
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:36 am by Ed Randall

» fishing trolleys
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:23 am by Harry Notley

» Draw off 2016
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:24 pm by Ed Randall

» Exciting new Smelt Project - call for volunteers!
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:22 pm by Ed Randall

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

Share | 
 

 Talk of the Thames

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Leon Roskilly

avatar

Male Posts : 9
Join date : 2010-01-23
Location : Rainham, Kent

PostSubject: Talk of the Thames   Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:41 pm

The latest Talk of the Thames magazine (Winter 2012) is available to download at:

http://www.thamesweb.com/tep-docs/cat_view/63-talk-of-the-thames.html
Back to top Go down
Keith Collett

avatar

Male Posts : 2510
Join date : 2010-12-15
Age : 56
Location : ADDLESTONE

PostSubject: Re: Talk of the Thames   Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Had a quick look and read, its not bad, quite readerble, we could do with something like that in this area
Back to top Go down
Stephen Bond

avatar

Male Posts : 589
Join date : 2011-06-12
Location : Leighton Buzzard

PostSubject: Re: Talk of the Thames   Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:52 pm

Some nice words from Mr. Harvey...

The Angler’s view
The Thames Anglers Conservancy
fully supports the proposed Thames Tunnel as the solution to cleaning
up the Tideway. In June 2011 we saw the biggest fish kill and devastation of all species within the food chain for nearly a decade.The summer of 2011 has been one of the driest for many years, and despite that in excess of five millions tonnes of sewage has entered the Western Tideway alone.The fish kills are becoming more common and we can only expect them to become more so in the next few years.The effects of climate change, meaning we have longer periods of low rainfall followed by intense storms, are worst case scenario for the river.The low rainfall also means that little clean water is coming down from the upper reaches and through the tributaries, hence the effects of sewage last longer.
The original amount of rainfall that triggered a discharge was around 6mm. Estimates now put this at is as little
at 2mm.With the over-urbanisation
of our green spaces, and the huge building projects that take place within the capital, many areas of natural land where the rain would simply soak away have gone.The sewers are under huge pressure and this will only increase. Thames Water now estimates that
the annual figure could rise from an average of 39 million tonnes of raw sewage to as much as 70 million tonnes by 2020.
The Thames has great powers of recovery and has withstood many years of abuse, but it will reach a tipping point. If over 5 million tonnes was discharged in the last three months alone, how great will this
figure be over the coming years? The sewage is a serious health hazard for all recreational river users, a fact that is not often mentioned and is part of London’s ‘Dirty Secret’.
Once the Tunnel is built, there will have to be a major restocking programme of all the species in the Tidal river.We hope that this extensive work would be paid for by Thames Water along with funding for a wide range of habitat enhancement projects.
One question which we always come back to; how different could the river be without the sewage?
Dave Harvey,Thames Anglers Conservancy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Talk of the Thames   

Back to top Go down
 
Talk of the Thames
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 1960 Ford Thames van
» 1960 Ford Thames Camper Van
» 1958 Thames
» 61 ford thames in VA
» Pair talk ...

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: News Board-
Jump to: