2017 – June Jumble

“Nothing has changed; nothing has changed”:

We still have a little bit of a stream, though it did dry up twice in Chalfont St Peter for a day or two in the last month.
Groundwater levels dipped on 1st June are still very low, though not quite as low as those of 2012 when the river dried up well above Chalfont St Giles.
Dates for your consideration are as before:
This Wednesday, 14th, there will be a morning work party from 10.00am
Next Saturday 17th, work parties am or pm
Saturday 24th June – we will have a stand at Feast Day and always grateful for support for an hour or so on the day.
If you would like to help with all or any of the above and haven’t already been in touch, please let me know and I will send details just before the day.
No need for advance notice if you would like to join us for a drink and a chat regarding matters fluvial, or even political if you must, this Thursday 15th at Merlins Cave, Chalfont St Giles from 7.30pm
Some of us attended a very interesting talk by Ilias Karapanos of Affinity Water a few weeks ago. I’m not at all sure that I fully agree with his doubts that reduction in abstraction is likely to be reflected in increased flow in the rivers and I think experience of the last 25 years shows it is. (Happy to discuss/debate the detail). Anyway, I’m pleased to note that I have received subsequent assurance from Affinity Water that, indeed, reductions in abstraction at both Amersham and Chalfont St Giles are proceeding as previously advised, contrary to the statement at the meeting.

So, no change there then, and, as always we look forward to seeing you very soon in or by the river.

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