Yorkshire Water and EA extends compensation releases trial
Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency's trial compensation releases in the Loxley and Rivelin Valleys is to be extended for a further two years from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017.
The trial is being re-advertised to extend the existing compensation flow trial and allow time to modify the legal compensation flow arrangements to permit a permanent change to the compensation flow.
At Damflask reservoir, the existing trial has reduced the compensation flow from 36,000cu m a day to 28,000cu m a day above the normal reservoir control line and from 26,000cu m per day to 18,000cu m per day below the normal reservoir control line.
At Rivelin, the existing trial has increased the compensation flow from 2,300cu m daily to 10,300cu m a day. The compensation water is released from Damflask Reservoir into the River Loxley at Storrs Bridge, Sheffield.
The trial is aimed at improving river ecology to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
- Doncaster pollution incident leads to £45K fine for Yorkshire Water Yorkshire Water has been fined £45,000 for a water pollution incident in Doncaster which led to the deaths of several... Read More >
- UU discusses Copeland supply changes after 'itchy skin' complaints United Utilities (UU) has invited residents in Copeland to two drop-in sessions next week to discuss recent changes to the... Read More >
- Nomenca retains and expands MEICA framework with EA Nomenca, part of NM Group, has retained its MEICA framework with the Environment Agency (EA) in the South-west region and... Read More >
- Drinking Water Quality conference to highlight regulatory standards Water company directors, chief scientists and water quality experts are set to gather on November 8th to discuss the... Read More >
- New trends and technologies under spotlight at WWEM 2018 Over 80 seminars will take place over the course of two days at WWEM 2018, the water, wastewater & environmental... Read More >
- River rescue: High-resolution monitoring of nutrient pollution OTT Hydrometry's Nigel Grimsley discusses the technologies that have overcome traditional barriers to the continuous... Read More >
- Opinion: Phosphorus just one of the problem pollutants Phosphorus may be front of mind for wastewater treatment in the UK at the moment, but this emphasis should not mean that... Read More >
- Top Tips for... turbidity monitoring The impact that high levels of turbidity and suspended solids can have on the aquatic environment makes it a particularly... Read More >