Those of us who have ventured to the far end of Mill Road to Burnside, and along Snakey Path during last 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 works.
How 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
We are indebted to Cam Valley Forum for some of this information.
[…] Our Web Editor notes that the section of Cherry Hinton Brook at Burnside and alongside Snakey Path looks more healthy than when Antony Carpen reported on it in summer 2019. See our earlier post Save our local chalk stream! […]