The Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday 10 March 2020, in the David Attenborough Building (click for map) Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2, with exciting guest speaker.David Brooks, Editor, Cam Valley Matters
And why is this relevant to Cambridge’s Mill Road? Read on…
Save our local chalk stream!
Those of us who have ventured to the far end of Mill Road to Burnside, and along Snakey Path during the summer, will have seen the poor state of Cherry Hinton Brook. This was highlighted in a YouTube video by local citizen blogger Antony Carpen.
Cam Valley Forum reports:
During the 2019 summer, the dry weather reduced our River Cam to little more than an elongated pond with a pathetic tickle over the weirs at Jesus Green. Some of the Cam tributaries dried up, many only flowing because they have been augmented by water from sewerage worksHow to Save Water, and the Cam posted 9th December 2019
Whist BBC journalist Mark Williamson Tweeted about the Granta/Cam at Grantchester.
The Cam at Grantchester hardly flowing at all – officially it is down by about a third pic.twitter.com/cGqJSHtIoP— Mark Williamson (@markrwilliamson) July 21, 2019
And Feargal Sharkey reported Environment Agency information.
Hi Mark, I'm sad to report that the Cam is now missing almost 70% of its longterm average flow for this time of year. June flow data from the EA.— Feargal Sharkey (@Feargal_Sharkey) July 21, 2019
As you've noticed at this kind of level it is ecologically unsustainable I'm afraid. pic.twitter.com/R9SpTbIOh6
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