Rivers Left “Crying Out For Water”, Because Of Climate Change

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Dave Ward

 

 

More alarmism from the EDP:

 

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Generations ago, families swam in the Little Ouse by the Nuns’ Bridges in Thetford in the summer.

Now you can almost walk across its dry bed without getting your feet wet, as the flow falls to a trickle.

A level gauge at Abbey Heath shows the river is running at a level of 0.106m – below its usual lowest ebb of 0.13m.

"This is climate change and it’s going to get worse," said Clare Higson, who is part of the Thetford River Group which looks after the town’s waterways. "This is the river crying out I need water."

Hotter, drier summers are forecast in what is already one of the driest regions in the country. East Anglia averages 630mm a year, almost half the national average of 1,163mm.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/why-is-little-ouse-in-thetford-so-low-9131120#r3z-addoor

 

 

Needless to say, this has nothing to do with climate change, nor is East Anglia getting drier. On the contrary, there are no long term trends in rainfall, either annually or in summer months:

 

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As the EDP headline suggests, the real problem is abstraction.

The average water use per person per day in the Anglian Water region is 146 litres. This is nearly double the consumption of 85 litres in 1960.

To add to the problem is the population increase over the years. Norfolk’s population, for example, has grown by a fifth just since 1991:

 

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Given that East Anglia is the driest region of the country, it is inevitable that water supplies are tight.

The locals know what the real issue is:

 

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And as usual, the EDP’s readers don’t buy into the garbage printed:

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via NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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July 11, 2022 at 05:29AM

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