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 Long Awaited Boost for Upper Kennet River Flows

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PostSubject: Long Awaited Boost for Upper Kennet River Flows    Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:31 pm


After years of lobbying against excessive water abstraction from the Upper Kennet, angling and conservation groups - backed by local MP Richard Benyon - have given a warm welcome to the announcement from Thames Water for a new £25 million drinking water pipeline that will significantly reduce the amount of water taken every day from the famous Wiltshire and Berkshire chalk stream.

The proposed pipeline will link Swindon homes to Farmoor reservoir in Oxfordshire, which takes its water from the River Thames rather than the Kennet. Plans have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council with work hoping to start by May 2015.

more... http://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp?section=29§ionTitle=Angling+Trust+News&itemid=2387

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