July 25, 2018

The River Test, flows on – but does need water….

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:01 am by aleksan

The River Test is an ancient waterway and the overall river management is coordinated by Natural England. The whole river system within the County of Hampshire is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI and strictly regulated. The are many ditches and sluices and the overall aim I understand is to flood the water meadows without flooding the villages along the length of the river. So all Landowners and Leaseholders by this river are obliged to fit in with an overall strategy to increase the environmental aspects of the River and its Valley while working together with Fishing, Farming and Recreational interests. But to flood the meadows we do need plenty of water stored in the Chalk Downlands, like sponges, each side of the Upper and Mid Test Valley – sponges that need rain to keep the river flowing….

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