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Aug-11-2020 @ 5:32 PM                           Permalink
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Water plant cutting update - Our plant cutting team are now on the River Bure, cutting between Horstead and Belaugh for approximately 2 weeks.

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It would be helpful if the machine collected all the cut weeds instead of leaving it in the river to clog up cooling intakes and filters with the potential of seized engines. I had to stop 4 times on the trip back to Wroxham about three weeks ago.
This has only become a problem in the last 3 years or so, but as a result
I have now to upgrade my filter system.

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It would be of interest to know what is done with the cut weeds that are collected by the rather cunning contraption. I think it would make excellent compost for the garden.

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I saw the machine in action about three weeks ago, near Coltishall.  It is quite impressive, and does collect virtually all of what is cut.  After several 'runs' up and down the river - usually only cutting in one direction and reversing back to the start  -  the cut weeds are dumped on the bank.  There was quite a pile of them when we passed, a short way downstream of the Coltishall Common moorings, on the North bank.

I chatted to the operator, who was very friendly and helpful, mostly to establish if it was clear up to Horstead Lock, which it was.  He commented that most of the weeds in the water at that time were because the EA had been cutting between Horstead and Buxton, and their machine just cuts and does not collect  -  so all the cut weeds flow down the river into the B.A. section, and it looks like his machine is to blame!

I walked beside the river to Buxton, and saw the E.A. equipment on the river, but not in use at the time.

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