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Hi Nige, If you look at a map of the lower Bure you will see that as you go up from Bure Mouth it loops back round until it almost reaches Breydon just upstream of 3 Mile House. This is the Bure Loop. Other reports describe the dredging as being up to 3 Mile House, which is pretty well the same point.
You are not getting this Nige you look at your Hamilton's first and say 'Would I be right in thinking that the Bure loop are the reaches below Three Mile House from how many Km is the silt being removed' at this the beer drinkers sit back stunned thinking "oh core we've got another expert" and buy you a pint when they meet you
"We seem to have Two dogs on board! Lord she's not having her pups already! Not unless they are being born three foot long!!!" Bill...
There is something that I can't quite get my head round. Boat wash and fast currents scour the river banks and beds. So why is it necessary to dredge the lower reaches of both the Yare and the Bure? Marinas and Broads where there is still water allowing the sediment to settle I understand. Wouldn't gin palaces at full chat and wake boarding during certain hours be equally effective? Put them favourably it might even be possible to get them to pay for the privilege.