Keeping you safe at the lakes

April 13, 2016

We want everyone to enjoy visiting the Lakes and most importantly we want you to stay safe.

Swimming in reservoirs is dangerous. These are operational sites and even the strongest swimmers can get into serious difficulties.

Reservoirs are incredibly deep …

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Fishing

April 8, 2016

For over 100 years our lakes have given anglers the opportunity to enjoy fly fishing close to nature in peaceful surroundings. We strive to make our lakes an enjoyable day out at affordable prices and believe that we are very …

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Investigations

March 22, 2016

Invasive Species Investigation
Bristol Water has committed to deliver an invasive non-native species (INNS) investigation as part of the National Environment Programme. This is driven by the Water Framework Directive and the EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulations. INNS have …

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Sailing

March 17, 2016

Sailing is an environmentally friendly sport that offers an enjoyable connection with nature.

Bristol Water are pleased to support access to the sport of sailing on its waters at Cheddar Reservoir and Chew Valley Lake. We have tenancy arrangements with …

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Water Resources

March 17, 2016

Over the next 25 years, our area will face increasing pressures due to growth and climate change. These include:

  • Population to increase by 20%
  • Number of houses to increase by 30%
  • Growth in businesses in line with population to support
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Birdwatching

March 10, 2016

Over 270 species of birds have been recorded at Chew, and the lake is the third most important site in Britain for wintering wildfowl. It is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA). …

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Nature Trails

March 10, 2016

There are two trails to enjoy at Chew Valley Lake.

The Grebe trail is a hard surfaced, all weather path suitable for pedestrians, pushchairs and wheelchairs and covers a circuit 1.2km long, starting and finishing at the wooded Picnic Area.…

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Days out at the Lakes

March 10, 2016

Chew Valley Lake

For visitors and users of the lake, Chew is so much more than just a drinking water supply. Chew Valley offers various leisure and recreational facilities, from fishing and sailing to eating out, nature walks and bird …

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Spring bird watching

March 10, 2016

At this time of year many birds are getting ready to breed, it is a great time to see some of our favorite native species. Why not let us know what you see at our Lakes, take a picture and …

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Trout Fishing starts

March 10, 2016

The 2016 fly fishing season is underway!

Season ticket holders enjoyed their own special advance opening day at Blagdon on Tuesday.  What a treat it was too, with anglers enjoying this scenic rainbow backdrop (we try our best) as well …

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Policies

March 10, 2016

Biodiversity Action Plans

Lake Plan
Chew Valley Lake Chew plan
Blagdon Lake Blagdon plan
Cheddar Reservoir Cheddar plan

You will also find plans for Water Resources management and Drought Contingency attached below.…

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Water Efficiency

March 10, 2016

In a dry year, we all understand how important it is to save water – and with climate change we can expect hotter drier summers which will put progressively more strain on the natural environment that provides the water we …

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Catchment Management

March 10, 2016

Metaldehyde action project

“Catchment area” is a term which describes the area around a water source, where rainfall naturally collects and feeds into the source.  Catchment areas vary in size from a few square kilometres for small springs, to thousands …

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Biodiversity & Sustainability

March 3, 2016

Biodiversity Index

We always aim to be environmentally sustainable, and a measure of our success on this is to improve biodiversity. Our work inevitably has an impact on the environment, but we always aim to leave a site in a …

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One Tree Per Child

March 3, 2016

Children from a south Bristol primary school will be learning about nature and the environment at a special tree planting event at Blagdon Lake.

As part of the Mayor’s One Tree Per Child Bristol project, youngsters from Perry Court School …

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