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Conserving the Devonshire Avon from source to sea

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AVON WATER AT A CRITICAL LEVEL

As a ‘spate’ river, the levels of water in the Avon can rise and fall dramatically in response to rainfall; an effect made even more acute by the construction of the Avon Dam in the early 1950s, which effectively shut off much of the water and gravel flow arising from...

OUR PLEA FOR 2022!

As we enter a new year, the ACA committee has been reflecting on our current situation, membership and activities. Our members are an assortment of some 140 well informed, like-minded people from around the South Hams with a love of the Avon and its estuary....

‘BEACH CLEAN’ OF THE TIDAL ROAD

Our clean up of the Tidal Road on 16th May in collaboration with SAS went ahead despite the unpredictable weather.  Many thanks to the 20 plus people who turned out and were able to enjoy the first opportunity for over a year to engage with people outside their COVID...

TIDAL ROAD CLEAN UP – 3.00-4.00pm on 16th MAY 2021

At last we’re able to get outside in a socially distanced way to resume life from where it was suspended over a year ago! We plan to celebrate by joining a Surfers Against Sewage ‘Million Mile Clean’ initiative to clean up around the Tidal Road. I’ve signed up for...

Tidal Road ‘beach clean’ Sunday 26th April 2020

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE- Regarding the Aune Conservation Association’s Tidal Road clean up on 26th April, I am planning to leave attendance up to individuals although Surfers Against Sewage have cancelled their related beach clean events on that day.  The situation is...

A WATER CONSERVATION CHALLENGE

At a recent ‘Water Resilience Summit”, organised by the Westcountry Rivers Trust, there was concern expressed about the impact of climate change on the future availability of water for domestic use. Wildly fluctuating temperatures and rainfall patterns mean that water...

REPORT ON AVON ESTUARY FORUM

At last evening’s Avon Estuary Forum (AEF) there was a detailed discussion about the state of the Avon Estuary Patrol.   Here is my view of the situation. Historically, this service has operated on a rather haphazard and informal basis depending upon the Patrol...

Avon runs low

The Environment Agency has two gauging stations for monitoring water levels on the Avon, at Didworthy and Loddiswell.  Data from both indicate a severe reduction in water flow during the current very dry spell of weather, especially in the lower reaches. On Saturday...

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