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PostSubject: Dredging - the false hope   Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:05 pm

Please spread the word and pass this article on to as many contacts as possible. Getting this report prepared quickly and managing to get a National newspaper to run the story has been a huge amount of work over the last two weeks which has been led by Martin Salter and The Angling Trust for a range of Environmental organisations.

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/david-camerons-dredging-pledge-a-cruel-offer-of-false-hope-9127074.html

http://www.ciwem.org/

http://www.ciwem.org/media/1035043/floods_and_dredging_-_a_reality_check.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:56 pm

There was a letter in the Evening Standard last night demanding that all the weirs from Teddington up be removed, the river dredged, then the weirs re-instated 10 feet lower!



Here's some others:
http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/letters-learning-to-live-with-flooding-9122261.html

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/evening-standard-comment-after-the-rain-learn-the-floods-lessons-9114614.html

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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:01 am

Ed Randall wrote:
There was a letter in the Evening Standard last night demanding that all the weirs from Teddington up be removed, the river dredged, then the weirs re-instated 10 feet lower!


I've got a better idea - why don't they just build a massive concrete roof over the entire river then it would never flood again? Job done!
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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:56 pm

Extensive chat on the carp forum I'm involved with, get's a bit saucy at times, but certainly worth a plug:

The Floods


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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:39 pm

Paul Snell wrote:


I've got a better idea - why don't they just build a massive concrete roof over the entire river then it would never flood again? Job done!

Paul I had you down as a clever bloke - that's a stupid idea.  The boaters in their 3 layer cruisers wouldn't get any sun on them!  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:43 pm

But at least it would keep the gin and Chardonnay cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:25 pm

Narrow boats could slide under great idea
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PostSubject: Re: Dredging - the false hope   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:05 am

...or put a canal on the concrete roof.
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