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Jul 18, 2019
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

Please write to your MP before the 22nd July to encourage them to attend the House of Commons debate on the plight of chalk streams.

Jun 19, 2019
Category: General
Posted by: Kathryn

We are part of a new project to make data available to the public on the impacts of pollution on the River Chess.

Jun 7, 2019
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

River groups call for water restrictions now as drought conditions threaten southern chalk streams.

Mar 7, 2019
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

Thames Water and Affinity Water are planning to work together on a new reservoir project to reduce our dependence on groundwater supplies.

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The Chess in Crisis

Jul 18, 2019

Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

Dry river channel

Above: The dry river Chess at Kitty's Bridge in Waterside, Chesham

A long stretch of the Chess in Chesham has been dry for many months. This has been an increasingly common sight in recent years. 

Nearly 60% of chalk stream habitat in the Chilterns AONB is now dry. We're in a drought, but nothing is being done to protext our rivers. 

Charles Walker, MP for Broxbourne, has secured a debate in the House of Commons on Monday 22nd July on the issues facing our chalk streams and their need for greater protection.

Please contact your local MP to let them know you care about our chalk streams in advance of this debate.

The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project has put together a letter template, so that it's quick and easy for you to email your MP. Please visit their web site for more information and use the template.