More on the water level

Since the thaw BWB have been actively pumping water into the Res and it is now rising rapidly at several centimetres per day. More

Water update

The reservoir toe drain works have been completed and the water level should now rise gradually as BWB plan not to take any water from the reservoir. Whilst, this is good news there's more potentially bad on the horizon. The spillway repairs works were supposed to only require a drop to 0.5m to complete, however, because ... More

Last word on the water

BWB have now announced that they've start work on installing the reservoir drain and so the water shouldn't go down any further. It's currently at -3.15m. Unfortunately, because of problems in finding contractors to deal with an asbestos building, the work is going to take 6 weeks instead of two (never mind that we were ... More

More on the water

BWB have now confirmed that they have pulled the plug to take the water level down further to -3.0m after the reservoir engineer said he was still concerned about the seepage into the toe drain at the current level. I'm afraid that the water will now start disappearing fast from our end and there's nothing we can do about ... More

Where’s the water going?

When everyone else is off the water because of floods you may wonder why the Reservoir level is going down. This is because the works which we had hoped had been put off until the autumn must now take place next month. A test dig is being done on 28th January and more will be known after that on how much is likely to be ... More

Further on the water level

A further communication from BWB has revealed that they will have to do more work than they thought, so have closed the valve and asked the inspecting engineer to give them more time to do the work. If granted, this will mean that it can be done next summer when the water level will be down naturally. More

Meeting with BWB

We met with representatives of the Parks & Leisure and MSC with the BWB today and they explained the situation re the dam repairs. They are going to do a test excavation on Thursday to see if they can complete their work with the present 1m depression of the water level. If it works all well and good - if not then ... More

Update on the water level

We met with representatives of the Parks & Leisure and MSC with the BWB today and they explained the situation re the dam repairs. They are going to do a test excavation on Thursday to see if they can complete their work with the present 1m depression of the water level. If it works all well and good - if not then ... More

More bad news on the water level

If you’re wondering why the water level’s dropping, we received this from BWB today: We are required by the Reservoir Panel Engineer to undertake some work at the toe of the embankment. To facilitate this work, he has asked that we reduce the level of the reservoir by up to 3m below weir level (which is approx 600mm ... More