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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007

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15th December 2007

Behind the Boat House
Behind the Boat House (15-12-07)
Behind the Boat House
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Further clearance has been carried out in this area.


Homs Road and Rope Walk area

New equipment is being installed in this area as preparations are made for the works to continue in the new year.

Behind the Boat House (15-12-07)
The Homs Road area
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Fiveways

The work on the culvert continues both near to where the sluice was and in the middle of the car park area.

The Fiveways works (15-12-07)
The Fiveways area
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The works at Fiveways (15-12-07)
The Fiveways works
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13th December 2007

The Falling Shaft area

Here the bottom of the pit where the Bifurcation tunnel will be, is a hive of activity as preparations to build the tunnel progress.

The shuttering around the sides of the pit can be clearly seen along with the support framework to prevent the shuttering ans sides of the pit collapsing in.

The old culvert in the Falling Shaft area (13-12-07)
The Falling Shaft area
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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12th December 2007

The Falling Shaft

These two shots were taken from the bifurcation tunnel which is the area where the Chatterly Brook culvert will split and will feed either into the falling shaft (and into the new deep culvert) or into the exisiting culvert depending on the volume of water. The left shot shows what will be the link to the exisiting culvert that runs from Fiveways to behind the swimming pool and the right hand shot shows the original Chatterly Brook culvert after the excavations at that time.

The Chatterley Brook1 is normally nothing but a small trickle of water unless the Rudhall Brook is overwhelmed and floods. At this point the water flows into the Chatterley Brook1 and down to the Fiveways area. As a result, under normal conditions the water will follow the Rudhall Brook. In a potential flood situation when the Rudhall will overflow into the dunded area on the east of the A40 and this will, in tern, feed into the Chatterly Brook and flow either down the exisiting culvert or new culvert to the Rope Walk area depending on the sheer quantity of water.

The link culvert in the Falling Shaft area (12-12-07)
The link culvert in the Falling Shaft area
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The old culvert in the Falling Shaft area (12-12-07)
The old culvert in the Falling Shaft area
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The shots below are of the positioning of the first parts of the bifurcation tunnel. The left shot shows the section of the culvert section being lifted into place by a crane and the right hand shot shows the section once it has been positioned in the hole.

The first section being lifted (12-12-07)
The first section being lifted
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The first section in position (12-12-07)
The first section in position
[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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