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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007

Current works

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22nd December 2007

From the Boat House to the River

Very little has changed in this area except that many of the logs, a result of the bank clearance, have been washed into the stream by the floods.

From the Boat House to the River (22-12-07)
Beside the River Wye
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Fiveways
The Fiveways site (22-12-07)
Fiveways site (Click for a larger image)

The work at the Fiveways or Kings Acre site continues in earnest.

The digging of the new culvert from Fiveways to Broadmeadows is continuing.

The railway embankment has been dug away, as can be seen in the photo below. The remains of it can just be seen on the right of the shot.

Kings Acre ramp (22-12-07)
The Kings Acre Car Park ramp
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The remains of the embankment (22-12-07)
The remains of the railway embankment (Click for a larger image)

Broadmeadows
Broadmeadows (22-12-07)
The Broadmeadows channel
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The new line of the channel has been cut through where the entrance to the area used to be. The new tunnel under the road is yet to be added.

The previous tunnel under this area looked to be around 24" (600mm) in diameter (and it may have been blocked with silt) so this should be a large improvement on the drainage in this area. The previous channel can be seen in the photos on the 25th November 2007.


The new trench at Broadmeadows (22-12-07)
The new channel at Broadmeadows (Click for a larger image)

The Bund

The soil from the excavations continues to be heaped around in the Bund area.

The Bund from the entrance (22-12-07)
The Bund from the site entrance (Click for a larger image)

An overview of the Bund (22-12-07)
An overview of the Bund (Click for a larger image)

The Bund (22-12-07)
The Bund bank (Click for a larger image)

21st December 2007

The Bifurcation Tunnel and Falling Shaft area
The base of the tunnel (21-12-07)
The base of the tunnel
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Here the concrete has been poured into the shuttering to form the bottom of the tunnel.

Just after this the whole area was flooded. Fortunately the concrete will still cure even though it is under water (provided the cement is not washed out).


20th December 2007

The Bifurcation Tunnel and Falling Shaft area

Here the steel reinforcing is being finalised ready for the concrete to be poured to form the base of the tunnel. In the left-hand picture the edge of the falling shaft can be seen.

The steel reinforcing (20-12-07)
The steel reinforcing
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The bifurcation tunnel steel reinforcing (20-12-07)
The bifurcation tunnel steel reinforcing
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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19th December 2007

The Falling Shaft area

Here the steel reinforcing bars have started to be put in place which will help to strengthen the bifurcation tunnel.

The old culvert in the Falling Shaft area (19-12-07)
The Falling Shaft area
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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1 The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove. It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook.



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