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Cleethorpes Boating Lake and the drought

3:17 pm, Friday, 26th August 2022 - 5 months ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council has given an update on the Boating Lake in Cleethorpes.

An NELC spokesperson said:

“Sadly, the Boating Lake and many other ponds and water courses across the country are suffering because of the drought.

“There is nothing we can do about the water levels until there is more rainfall and the lake fills again naturally.

“The borehole we normally use for water supply in this area is unavailable due to the dry weather.

“We contacted Anglian Water, and they advised us that we can’t top up the lake up from their supplies.

“We also made enquiries with the Environment Agency to consider an application for legal consent to move water from other natural water sources. However, we have been advised that consent is unlikely due to the drought.

“We have sought contractors’ advice on the pumping system and there is not enough water in the lake to keep the pumps running and this could affect the aeration of the water.

“We are working with an experienced fisheries company to monitor the fish and look at the options to protect the fish if the water levels deteriorate further and we’re removing trolleys and other rubbish that are now visible.”

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