but the water thingy will be down a hole in the garden and impossible to read - so no jolly good in helping me cut down.
One of the few things that get me wound up
The fact it is merely there appears to concentrate the mind.
10% drop in water comsumption in households after installation.
A very precious resource far more so that petrol or diesel ?
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Thread: Effect of drought
22-02-12, 08:41 #11Registered User
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22-02-12, 09:31 #12Registered User
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A very precious resource far more so that petrol or diesel ?[/QUOTE]
Particularly for steam engined vessels ?
22-02-12, 10:02 #13
22-02-12, 10:02 #14
During the most recent episode the delay was simply waiting so that a full lock could be locked through and lockies used their discretion so that you didn't have to wait an inordinate length of time if it was quiet.
As long as water is continuing to flow over the weirs there is not too much problem but once the river drops to that level every locking is a loss of headwater downstream - the same problem that keeps the Basingstoke Canal shut for most of the summer season. Someone mentioned 'back pumping' but I would have thought that would be pretty impractical on the Thames given the size of locks.
The question of how Public Power might be affected is well made !
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22-02-12, 10:03 #15
22-02-12, 10:11 #16Brayman
22-02-12, 10:27 #17
22-02-12, 10:32 #18
Just for the record, the following was received from EA in late January and I have seen no further updates as yet:
December was a wet month in the South East with above average rainfall received across the South East Region, resulting in improved river flows. Rainfall for January (up to the 10th) was 38% of the long term average for January. At present, whilst stretched, the situation is being managed. We are working to our draft South East drought plan and have regional and area drought teams in place and holding fortnightly regional drought teleconferences to monitor the situation. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses with details of any likely impacts for navigation.Thames MotorBoater? Care about the river? Join the www.tmba.org.uk/about-tmba