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
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.
Is it true that those owning/responsible for managing the uplands/moorlands around the Calder Valley have been/are managing these areas in such a way as to exacerbate water run off into the streams/valleys and, hence, contributing to the flooding of homes and businesses in the valley bottom towns. Furthermore, is it true that these owners have been receiving/do receive large subsidies of public money to do this. If the answer to either of these questions is yes, what is going be done about it?
I live beneath Inchfield Moor, Reaps Moss and Crooks Moor, all of which have wind farms, where turbines are built on a blanket of concrete/cement. Walsden is effectively lying beneatha semicircle of concrete. Not opposed to renewable energy but it is a disgrace that these 'industrial estates' have been built where the water table is so fragile. I'm concerned that these sites have no effective drainage in place. I'm concerned about land slippage as a result
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