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Update from Upper Thames Catchment Partnership

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THAMES WATER Abstraction of Water from the Baunton Pumping Station. Report 21st July 2021

Flows have just reduced in the River Churn to below the flow constraint related to our Baunton abstraction. Therefore we will be turning off the Baunton abstraction within 24 hours.

It is interesting that this is very late in the year for this to happen compared to the normal situation when we hit the flow constraint around March time. The reason for it being so late this year was the heavy rainfall in May which led to the recovery of groundwater levels which was very unusual for the time of year but very welcome for water resources if not for flood impacts!