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Rob R

Wildlife groups warn of threat to British peatlands

Wildlife groups warn of threat to British peatlands that give clean water and store CO2
Ty Gwyn

Don`t peatlands normally give Acid water?
Mistress Rose

Didn't give a lot of detail. Certainly some have big runnels through them, but don't know a lot about them as we don't have them round here.

In the New Forest they had found that the canalisation of the rivers was a mistake. They were cutting further and further back, draining the mires and sending water down the rivers causing flooding in the downstream towns. The method was to build up the bases using bales of heather and allow the water to run off slowly again. Seems to be working, although we haven't been back to the one husband and son did some work around a few years ago for a while.
Rob R

They are restoring the upper reaches of the Derwent catchment after canalisation now, with projects like this.
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