Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ribble in flood in Penwortham


Here's a picture taken on March 28th 2006 of the Ribble in Penwortham, breaking its banks after heavy rain. If a barrage is built, the River level will be permanently higher instead of its current tidal changes, the silts will progressively reduce the volume of the River bed thus reducing the capacity of the River and it's ability to deal with rainfall run-off. Rainfall run-off will also increase if they build the thousands of new houses on this floodplain, and a permanently high river level will cause groundwater to rise beneath both new and existing homes.

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1 Comments:

At 2:03 pm, Blogger Craig Cantin said...

Changes to our environment affects us all...even those of us on the 'other side of the pond'. It's important to ensure economic growth does not come at the expense of long-term sustainability.

It's an uphill battle...but well worth it.

 

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