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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2012, 07:47:32 PM »

I, know you will all find it hard to believe,but in the Western Highlands,i.e. Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross,and surrounding area,s they are experiencing drought conditions,and in the paper today, the local authority for this region say they may have to tanker in fresh water,as the June rainfall has only been 27mm, compared to the average of 70mm+....long may it continue cause this is where we are going for our holiday,s
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2012, 08:23:03 PM »

I, know you will all find it hard to believe,
As if anyone would find the things you say hard to believe Wullie  %) {-)
Enjoy your holiday, and don't put water in your Scotch.

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2012, 08:57:59 PM »

Many years ago the then "Water Board" decided that building a dam across a rather nice valley in Northumberland would create a useful source of water for the steel industry on Teeside. The "lake" is massive.
Then "they" decided that to get the water from Kielder to the Tees would need a large pipeline. About 60 miles long. I don't know how long it eventually became because the steel plants closed. But to my simple mind, just continuing this work could be the basis for a National Water grid.  BY.
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2012, 09:15:08 PM »

... But to my simple mind, just continuing this work could be the basis for a National Water grid....

There is actually no need for a National Water Grid. Copious amounts of water fall, and will continue to fall, in all parts of the UK. The recent problems (over the last 10 years) have been entirely due to the government halting almost all reservoir building, following activist lobbying, the UN Agenda 21, and various EU directives. This has meant that the parts of the UK which have increased populations have been unprovided for, and have run short.

As far as I can tell, the justification for ceasing reservoir building is that water is a scarce resource, so we must use less of it. 
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2012, 09:24:06 PM »

Well!,its not scarce here,its been p*****g down all weekend and for the better part of last week also,and i can,t get my grass cut,..and by the time i am able to get it cut,my lawnmower won,t be up for the job,as the grass will be too long,which will mean a double cut,if not a treble,
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2012, 09:27:30 PM »

Have a look at this website http://www.water.org.uk/home/policy/positions/national-water-grid and who pay for the pipeline and pumping stations? We have some 29 impounding reservoirs serving the northeast 2.6 million people in the Northumbria water area.

If the water companies repaired the damaged pipelines So 3300000000 litres aren't going down the drain everyday, do you think we may have enough water left.
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2012, 10:23:24 PM »

i can,t get my grass cut,..and by the time i am able to get it cut,my lawnmower won,t be up for the job,as the grass will be too long,

Yes Wulie, sheep really prefer the shorter grass. {-)
I am told there is a great variety in grass, I would recommend finding a fine one.
My garden is filled with beds, ponds, sheds, patios; and I have greatly reduced the need for grass.
I just Potter about out there now, but weed control is a definitely problem in miserable weather.
Now some people choose chemicals in the garden, but many are actually banned substances.
I'm sure there is A list available for those interested in the legal aspects of weed control.
And let's not forget that chemcals can get into your water too.

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2012, 11:45:39 PM »

Before Wullie gives all Scotlands water away perhaps he had better read the attached link - seems there is a shortage in some places

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18646860


Trust Wullie to get it wrong again

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2012, 12:02:45 AM »

Wullie already said that there was a shortage there,and that he's going there for his hols. :-))
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2012, 01:53:57 AM »

Hi Wullie, fill your boot with water cans you might be able to make a fast buck(sorry pound) selling it to pay for the holiday,I have never known a Scot to miss a money making opportunity yet, LOL. Mick B.
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2012, 08:52:54 PM »

Wullie already said that there was a shortage there,and that he's going there for his hols. :-))
Thankyou,I feel vindicated,....as for you  Geoff, ..specsavers are doing a buy one get one free, {-)
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2012, 08:59:01 PM »

Hi Wullie, fill your boot with water cans you might be able to make a fast buck(sorry pound) selling it to pay for the holiday,I have never known a Scot to miss a money making opportunity yet, LOL. Mick B.
That was a bit below the belt,and un-called for {-)...and anyway i,m only 50% Scottish,and 50% Ukrainian,
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2012, 09:14:45 PM »

and anyway i,m only 50% Scottish,and 50% Ukrainian,

Ne khvīli͡uĭtesi͡a! Wullie, Meni, bud' laska pyva  O0

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2012, 09:19:21 PM »


How can I moderate this.     %)



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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2012, 09:21:51 PM »

Don't worry Wullie, can I have a beer please? {-)........... I think, sorry Ken
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2012, 09:25:13 PM »




Ban Wullie Ken and do us all a favour Ken.  
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2012, 09:29:17 PM »

er - You can't - that's only a yellow card photo
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2012, 09:33:13 PM »



       
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2012, 09:44:33 PM »



Ban Wullie Ken and do us all a favour Ken.  
Dangling carrots or yellow cards,might be good for Donkeys, O0 O0
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2012, 10:08:14 PM »


It was on the news today that June was the wettest for 100 years. Any thoughts on this ???


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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2012, 11:08:18 PM »

Ken you can't ban Wullie, he is just pure entertainment & besides we all secretly love him. Billy Connelly move over Wullie has arrived. It is time again to laugh & have fun even if some will bust their strait jackets with the effort. We have been far too serious since the melt down, Lets have some Mayhem again. Mick B.
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »

I'll get a couple of crates of Double Diamond from behind the bar and it's all back to Mick's for a party. :-))
If anyone wants a soft drink it'll have to be Canada Dry  {-)

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2012, 11:31:05 PM »

You obviously did,nt listen to a word I said Dave,when you eventually get the V,..I,ll send you down a bottle of decent beer,....and it,ll be broon, {-)...an no like that p***y watter stuff you,ve got doon there, {-) {-)
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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2012, 12:15:59 AM »

The bottled stuff disappeared years ago Wullie - the modern draft beer is only 2.8%.
In the seventies we always had 'jars out' after the pub shut on Saturday night.
Then money back on the empties and crate got us a couple of pints for the Sunday afternoon session
Mackeson's milk stout, Mann's Brown were some others, the girls liked Pony, Cherry b, Babycham, Snowball.
Never did take to 'Newcastle Brown' though - not even during a 'drought in Engerland' ........................ and we're back on topic Ken {-)

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Re: Drought in Engerland
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2012, 12:30:59 AM »

It was on the news today that June was the wettest for 100 years. Any thoughts on this ???

Yup

1 - The Met Office forecast in March for the next three months said it was going to be dry. They used their 'climate change' model....

2 - It doesn't matter how wet it gets. Down in the SE we haven't got enough reservoirs, so we can't store enough of it for when it's not raining. The government won't allow us to put any more reservoirs in - they say that water is too scarce, and we must use less of it instead....   
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