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Looking after Calderdale’s countryside

Two summer rangers are patrolling Calderdale’s countryside to keep people safe and help manage reservoir sites during the peak visitor season.

Calderdale Council has welcomed Helen Marriott and Phillip King to the temporary roles in its Countryside Service, with the support of Yorkshire Water.

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New wheelchair friendly path at Cod Beck reservoir

A new path has been created at Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley to link to the bridge that has recently opened that provides safe access over the beck.

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Yorkshire Water invests £1.5m in north Yorkshire peat

Yorkshire Water has invested £1.5m and worked alongside Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) at the Swinton Estate near Masham to improve the quality of Yorkshire’s drinking water.

Peat has been laid down over the uplands of Yorkshire over thousands of years forming vast, wet areas known as blanket bog. Healthy blanket bog helps filter water before it reaches Yorkshire’s reservoirs, but damaged peatlands release particles of organic matter that discolours drinking water and is expensive to remove.

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10,000 trees planted at High Woodale Farm in upper Nidderdale to improve wildlife habitat

Over 10,000 trees have been planted at High Woodale Farm in Upper Nidderdale to boost wildlife habitat.

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Fish to scale new heights in the Little Don River to mark World Fish Migration day

Trout for the first time in over a century will be able to swim upstream to breeding waters at the top of the Little Don River thanks to a new ‘fish highway’ now completed and formally opened at Langsett reservoir.

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Embsay Reservoir Habitat Recreation Work

Habitat recreation work has commenced at our Embsay Reservoir site.

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Trout treat for anglers with 10,000lbs set to be added to Washburn Valley fishery

Yorkshire Water is set to release over 10,000 lbs of trout into its fishery in the Washburn Valley near Harrogate as it declares its fishing season open for business. 

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Yorkshire Water funds natural flood management in Upper Wharfedale

Yorkshire Water is working alongside the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust (YDRT) to improve the wildlife habitat and reduce the impact of flooding in the Oughtershaw area of Upper Wharfedale. 

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Yorkshire Water announces new projects on Disabled Access Day

Yorkshire Water has almost 37km of easy access routes along its reservoirs and is working on more initiatives which will allow families and disabled people to see as much of the beauty the county has to offer. 

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The people have spoken, Ogden Water is Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir

Ogden Water has been crowned Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir after beating off competition from Grimwith and Langsett. 

With 46% of the vote Ogden Water was a clear winner in the Yorkshire Water poll, which was conducted on the firm’s Facebook page. 

The race for second was a tighter affair, with Langsett winning 28% of the vote, and Grimwith third with 26%. 

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