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The Myrke - October 2016 - poor maintenance
Below: an e-mail to my lead local flood authority and two
For other images please see previous page via link -
The Myrke problem - October 2010
Knowing that you have a Borough flood meeting
tomorrow I wish to draw your attention to (yet again) the deplorable state
of The Myrke adjacent to the Jubilee River in Datchet. I recorded the
attached images on Friday 14th October 2016 while accompanied by
a group of Oxford University students.
This watercourse was Critical Ordinary Watercourse
and is now designated main river. Apart from restricted capacity the
water quality is degraded due to sewage pollution from Slough.
I have tried for years (and failed) to get these
issues permanently sorted and I now intend to collate and present my images
from 2003 onwards as a prime example of long term negligence,
fractured/dysfunctional responsibility and lack of accountability.
The problems in this area are just the tip of the
iceberg. May I suggest that while the RBWM is putting over £250,000
p/a into the proposed River Thames Scheme a significant proportion of the
national land drainage infrastructure is suffering from a lack of
maintenance - and getting steadily worse.
Below: Upstream and downstream views of The
Myrke at Datchet