Re: Boreholes are they the answer to saving fisheries
I guess it depends where the lake is Greg and why you are losing water, is it just evaporation and lack of rain to keep it topped up? I don't know anything about this sort of thing but if boring into and taking water from the chalk aquifer has any effect on any chalk streams then I would say no it's not the way to keep a fishing lake topped up. cheers
You are right there Andy that is why you have to have a survey done by BRITISH GEOLOGICAL at the cost of £600 This is then sent to the EA to examine along with the opinion of the effects if any it would have on the surrounding area .If it is seen to be to the detriment, permission will not be granted so there are safe guards agaist it effecting the surrounding enviroment. the aquifer that we will be drawing from is now at full capacity . The same aquifa in 1960 was at 75% because of the draw off mainly by the industries in the london area now most of that industrie has gone the aquifa is full and because it has been full since 2002 it is now causing sub surface flooding in the london area in deep basements and the tubes.