RevIvel fedback to Fiver Rivers on 6th July. The upper Ivel has often been over-looked so we appreciate the focus t on our river. However the River Restoration plan fails to address the fundamental problem faced by the upper Ivel i.e. that it is dry and dying due to over-abstraction.
- The groundwater support (augmentation) planned is minimal e.g. 0.55Ml/d in the context of what is needed.
- The existing abstraction licence of 14.8 Ml/d would need to be reduced to 2.4 Ml/d to achieve a healthy chalk stream.
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