Wednesday, 6 March 2013

AMEC survey Straitgate watercourses

An AMEC consultant today walked the Straitgate area assessing where best to position gauges for long-term monitoring of stream flows. Such gauges would not only inform any planning application, but also, if quarrying were to take place, highlight any changes to stream flows or response times to rainfall events as a result. During and after any potential quarrying, streams from Straitgate would legally need to maintain the same flow characteristics, so that wetland habitats in Ancient Woodland and downstream communities prone to flooding would be unaffected. It remains to be seen how this could ever be achieved.