Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas to all

Another Juggins masterpiece used on this years Christmas card! Any resemblence between Pau and the man in the water is entirely accidental!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Water levels - Rutland Water

Where has all the water gone? Our raw material is becoming more scarce. The above picture shows the Limnological tower south east of Whitwell Creek in February 2008 and today, mid December 2009. The platform on the right of the tower shows the water level after the wettest November in years.

Rumour is that to enable the construction of the wildlife reserves at the end of the south arm the water level is being kept low. The result is the exposure of tree stumps and banks of freshwater mussels around the lake shore. Getting in and out of the boats can get muddy. Increasing demand for water could mean that this becomes the norm.