The Anonymous Widower

Another Letter in The Times

I had another letter published in The Times yesterday about the Severn Barrage.

Sir, Paul Knight (letter, May 19) may well be right, if the Severn Barrier is built across the estuary, as is currently proposed. In the 1960s Sir Frederick Snow suggested that the river should be divided into a high and a low lake by a spine between containing the turbines and pumps, which would also have stored energy, by pumping water from the low to high lakes. I believe that this arrangement would be much more favourable to salmon and trout, as fish ladders and gates could be built at the upstream end.

My original letter is here.

I’m now coming to the conclusion, that the Severn Barrage, may well be the way to create a large amount of renewable energy. I doubt though, that it will ever be built, those who feel it shouldn’t be built have too many votes and will win through fear of the ballot box.

I think now, if the government were to propose a Channel Tunnel to connect England to France, it would not get built. Voters would have scrapped the Olympics too, if they’d have a chance.

May 23, 2012 - Posted by | News | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I just wonder what Sellafield would be like today, if the River Severn had been barraged around fifty years ago, as was proposed by Sir Frederick Snow. […]

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