Thursday, 19 November 2015

Hickling dredging - update

The Authority is still waiting for the water temperature in Hicking Broad to fall below the threshold limit of 8°C before it starts its important dredging work in the marked channel of the broad. Once it drops below 8°C, dredging will start.

Much of the plant and machinery is in place. The necessary pontoons are through Potter Bridge, to be re-assembled and loaded at Martham. The jet float to support the concrete pump pipeline has been installed within the first lagoon.

The water temperature has been consistently above 8°C, so no dredging work can take place yet. The latest weather predictions from the Met Office are that air temperatures may drop over the weekend of the 21 and 22 November which means that work could start on Monday 23 November.

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