Thursday, 26 January 2017

Straitgate groundwater levels at their lowest... in the middle of winter

January is typically a month when groundwater levels are around their highest. There was therefore surprise when readings taken from piezometers around the site today were at their lowest since monitoring started in 2013.

One piezometer was some 2.8m lower than the average of the previous three winter measurements, and 50cm lower than any reading previously recorded, summer or winter.

These readings will not have informed Aggregate Industries’ latest planning application - which is still awaiting validation by DCC.