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Jul 6, 2018
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

With this hot weather our water use goes up; this leaves less water available for the Chess.

May 3, 2018
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

With an ever-growing demand for drinking water and increasingly extreme weather events, how do we get the water we need without causing even more harm to our rivers?

May 2, 2018
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

Our riverfly monitors are back out in the centre of Chesham checking for life in the Chess now that flow has returned.

Mar 24, 2018
Category: HS2
Posted by: Kathryn

A public meeting with HS2 and the Environment Agency looked at the risks posed by tunnelling to the groundwater and rivers of the Chess and Misbourne Valleys.

News Archive 2010

Water Levels Declined in November

Dec 18, 2010

Groundwater recharge remained below average during November, leading to concerns of low flows in 2011.

Fly Monitoring Triggers Investigation

Dec 1, 2010

The RCA's Riverfly Monitoring scheme results for November have triggered an investigation by the Environment Agency.

Could New Housing Harm the Chess?

Nov 26, 2010

For the second time this year, the RCA has made a detailed submission as part of the consultation process on the Core Strategy for Chiltern District.

Tell DEFRA About the Chess

Nov 25, 2010

Please use DEFRA's brief survey on water and the water industry to tell them your concerns about the Chess.

Good Turn Out For Fourth Public Meeting

Oct 30, 2010

Our fourth public meeting, held on the 27th October, had a good turn out at Blackwell Farm (Chesham), with a mix of landowners, people who work on the river and interested residents finding out about the RCA's recent activities.

Riverfly Monitoring Begins

Jun 15, 2010

Four RCA volunteers are now qualified fly monitors and will be undertaking monthly monitoring at 10 sites along the length of the river from Chesham to Rickmansworth.

RCA Meets Thames Water

May 30, 2010

RCA members met with Thames Water to discuss water quality issues surrounding the Chesham Sewage Treatment Works.

Chiltern Plans - What Does It Mean For The Chess?

Apr 26, 2010

The RCA has formally responded to Chiltern District Council's public consultation on their Draft Core Strategy. Part of CDC's Local Development Framework, the Core Strategy sets out how the central-government set target of 145 new houses in the district until 2026 will be achieved.