Topic: Fleet Dyke cut being dredged.


Mercator    -- Dec-15-2021 @ 8:47 PM
  Having spent 3 hrs out on the river today in glorious winter's sunshine, we came across this operation while motoring along Fleet Dyke. It's a cut just passed the northern end of the EA straight moorings and leads westwards . . . . towards Malthouse ? Any one have any ideas ?

Steve.

Steve & Maggie

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Mercator    -- Dec-15-2021 @ 8:49 PM
  Another view.

Steve & Maggie

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Mercator    -- Dec-15-2021 @ 8:51 PM
  And one more.

This was a final run out this year as we've now winterised.

Stay safe folks and look after yourselves.

Steve.

Steve & Maggie

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Paladine    -- Dec-15-2021 @ 9:21 PM
 
Looking at the area on Google Earth, there is a network of drainage dykes, so perhaps it a long-overdue dyke clearing operation.

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ncsl    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 7:27 AM
  That was dredged about 15 years  ago.
I have been up there through the undergrowth a number if times on my canoe.
It was very shallow  and at times would bottom out.  Wild life was great an could get onto the bank and walk ashore.
I do have some videos I took from the canoe on YouTube somewhere.


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ncsl    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 7:35 AM
  One if the videos.
https://youtu.be/LoqEJKrT3hs



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Hylander    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 8:45 AM
  I cannot place where this is.   I know Fleet Dyke but where is this please?

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Paladine    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 9:50 AM
 
Hylander, if you look at the Google Earth image I posted you'll see a motor cruiser underway, heading towards the Broad. Just above and to the left of the cruiser, there are two dark lines heading into the reedbeds. I think the lower of those two lines is the dyke that's being dredged.

ncsl, thank you for the link to the video. It just goes to show how easy it is to open up these dykes. It's a pity the Broads No-Authority don't regard Crome's Dyke as being important enough to keep open!

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Hylander    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 10:39 AM
  Thank you.  Now I can see it.

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Marshman    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 10:51 AM
  As has been said it links up to the dykes on the eastern side of the Cator kingdom. It leads up to wards a little Broad like "pond" in fact used as a flight pond

These dykes are regularly cleared out otherwise it would all flood and stay flooded! A few years ago they did the other main one further downstream towards St Benets.

Looks like normal managed drainage work to me.


Mercator    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 11:10 AM
  Thanks for the replies and background info - much appreciated.

Steve & Maggie

Not quite an ancient mariner ...... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !


Cocklegat    -- Dec-16-2021 @ 12:04 PM
  Part of the old river Bure loop was up-until the 1980's still accessible from fleet dyke. We used to sail it with a small dingy from fleet dyke back round to the Bure and then haul the boat over the bank near Ant mouth. Parts of the Broads like this are exciting simply because of their secret nature. Where you draw the line between extensive dredging or losing such features as they become silted up and lost to scrub is a difficult one.  


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