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    A study was to start this Spring. Is it complete?

    http://www.physorg.com/news8392.html


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    "...known for its leaping Salmon.."????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzacat
    "...known for its leaping Salmon.."????
    I have actualy watched salmon leaping on the Mersey and, furthermore, from a vantage point in Liverpool. Of course the Mersey and Liverpool were in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah-Ying
    I have actualy watched salmon leaping on the Mersey and, furthermore, from a vantage point in Liverpool. Of course the Mersey and Liverpool were in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Salmon has been seen jumping the locks at the Manchester Ship canal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways
    Salmon has been seen jumping the locks at the Manchester Ship canal.
    That is after visiting Manchester/Salford docks, I presume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways
    A study was to start this Spring. Is it complete?

    http://www.physorg.com/news8392.html

    Power from the waves?

    USING the Mersey estuary to generate electricity would spark massive investment and regeneration in Merseyside, experts claimed last night.

    John Lennon Airport owners Peel Holdings have appointed consultants to carry out an in-depth study to look at how best to harness power from the Mersey in what would be the UK's largest wave and tidal power project.

    Any of the options, which include an underwater fence that would stretch across the Mersey and hold tidal turbines in place, would become one of the biggest engineering projects in the UK, creating thousands of jobs in the region if they were chosen.

    But a controversial barrage is likely to be ruled out because of the impact it would have on the environment, despite its potential to generate more power than any other scheme.

    Today the team of consultants from Buro Happold who are carrying out the study will give a presentation at the Merseyside Maritime Museum to explain the renewable energy technologies they will be assessing.


    Peter Guthrie, professor of sustainable engineering at Cambridge, who is leading the research, said: "There are enormous regeneration benefits with these schemes. It would bring a lot of investment and jobs, and would make a significant difference to the area.


    "We start in the early stages with a number of fixed points, such as if we want power generated then we must have a power generator built into a system. If we want road linkage, then that must be built into it and so on.


    "Some schemes have a financial cost, some have an environmental cost and we have to work out what needs there are, what the benefits and costs are and if they fit within a pre-determined legislative criteria.


    The River Mersey is potentially one of the best sites for tidal stream energy anywhere in the world. One of its main attractions is that the tide is predictable

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