Reservoirs

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Myself and Ros Berrington have been Monitoring burning activities on the Walshaw Moor Estate,we have photographed recent burning from boxing day onwards,but yesterday we witnessed an actual burn in progress.16 02 2016 we were walking up the main tarmac road were a track turns left alongside the plantation of Sutcliffe Rough at approximately 14 45 then an estate landrover passed us which drove up and across the reservoir viaduct that seperates Lower from Middle Walshaw reservoirs to the Eastern
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I have a query about the Water Authorities reluctance to lower the level of the reservoirs before predicted storms. Supposedly because of the fear of drought in summer, is it also the case that there is too much peat in the run off from uplands during times of heavy rainfall? Keeping reservoirs full and diverting some peat-laden water along channels to the side may retain cleaner water and avoid a problematic cleansing process.
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