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    Posted: 13 April 2015 at 6:34pm
Dear All

Happy Easter!  Birds are singing, flowers are flowering, trees are budding and 
rivers flowing: I've even seen the sun briefly today.  It's a wonderful world.

The groundwater dips taken at the beginning of the month and, indeed, those at 
the beginning of February and March show a really close correlation with those 
for the same month in 2011.  3-month rainfall totals are also very similar, 
although 6 and 12 month totals are higher.  I notice that, by the end of 2011, 
the river was completely dry from above Chalfont St Giles.   At present, it 
continues to flow well, as it now has, almost without exception, since January 
2013.  We will see!  What do you make of the tables and graphs on the website?

Contractors have been seen jetting culverts and drains through CStP though one 
wonders about the value of this work compared with the need to tackle the well 
documented problem of surcharged sewers.   Meanwhile surveyors working on behalf 
of consultants working for the Environment Agency have been making very detailed 
topographical studies through the village. As far as I know, there are no plans 
for any significant work though it would be good to have road levels/drainage 
  sorted outside the Party Shop.

After the March Work Party, we felt the watercourse was in generally good 
condition from Amersham through to CSP and we'd made a good start on 
establishing some "view points" and a possible picnic spot near CSP allotments. 
  Gardeners will know this is the time of year when much needs to be done to 
keep on top and set the stall out for the rest of the year so there will still 
be plenty to do on our next outing.  In particular, we will be targeting the 
bank-side by the new path in CStG including removing and burning various debris 
we have created over the years - a task deferred from January and still hoping 
for assistance form the Youth Club now the weather is better.  Unless, we have a 
really good turnout, we will again have to postpone any attempt to tackle the 
encroaching alder and other near Amersham Mill.  It's been good to see the 
husbandry of the farmer upstream of Quarrendon Mill this year.

Anyway, please let me know if you can join us on *Sunday 26th April - morning or 
afternoon* session, or both - and I will send specific suggested work plans.

Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing some of you at our*"Not-a-meeting" at the 
White Hart, Chalfont St Peter *(NOT the one at CStG!) at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday 
21st April.  It has been good to welcome and chat with some new faces at these 
little gatherings this year.

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon in or by the river,

Best wishes

> /Bob/
> Bob Older
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