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  Grafham Water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grafham Water is a reservoir between the villages of Grafham and Perry in the English county of Cambridgeshire (Huntingdonshire District).
The water is retained by an earth dam built in 1966 and is extracted and processed at an adjacent Anglian Water treatment plant before being piped away as drinking water.
The reservoir supplies homes and businesses in the area and is also used for recreation, mainly sailing, angling, walking, and cycling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grafham_Water   (146 words)

 About GWSC
Grafham is widely regarded as one of the safest venues in the country, in any conditions.
In fact, precisely because Grafham is so open and devoid of dangerous obstacles, it is often possible to sail in wind strengths that would be unsafe anywhere else, particularly on the coast.
Grafham Water Sailing Club is a "members' Club", run for their benefit by a successful combination of paid staff and committees drawn from the membership.
www.grafham.org /about_gwsc.htm   (1031 words)

 Grafham Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grafham Water was opened in 1966 for water supply.
Other reservoirs have opened since including Anglian Waters own Rutland Water and also a myriad of smaller waters have come in on the coat tails of Grafham but in our opinion Grafham is still the number one fishery in England.
Although Grafham is a trout water, pike and zander have come into Grafham with the water that is pumped in from the River Great Ouse.
www.gwffa-grafham.co.uk /grafham.htm   (300 words)

 Location of the Nature Reserves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grafham Water Nature Reserve is situated around the western end of a reservoir in Cambridgeshire.
A unique feature of Grafham Water is its shoreline (or drawdown zone) which is very variable in size depending on the quantity of water in the reservoir.
There is a water bird count every month and a butterfly transect is carried out every week during the spring and summer.
www.wildlifetrust.org.uk /bcnp/education/grafham/alevel/find.htm   (1111 words)

 Welcome to Martin James Fishing
We are thrilled that Grafham Water has been selected for this international event for the second time in four years.
Grafham Water has been fishing at its best over the past few weeks with some very big trout being taken, so there should be some exceptional results.
Grafham Water The most successful method, in a week of strong winds, proved to be going point first — as demonstrated by Bob Wallinger of Leicester.
www.bfinternet.co.uk /cgi-bin/news/news.cgi?article=479&vf=true&site=mjfishing   (1214 words)

Investigations of the performance using samples of Grafham Water and treated Grafham Water indicate that the method with only fluorescence detection is satisfactory for levels of microcystin-LR in the range 2-50 µg/l in reservoir waters, but that due to interferences (thought to be humic materials) it is difficult to detect levels
The method has not been validated for other reservoir or lake waters, or other treated waters, and it is suggested that prior to using the method, some validation work is carried out using appropriate water samples.
The limit of detection for drinking water samples is below 100 ng/l, and is about 200 ng/l for the reservoir water samples (Grafham Water) used for method validation studies.
www.fwr.org /waterq/fr0224.htm   (821 words)

 Anglian Water Services - grafham water
Grafham Water is set in 1,500 acres of Cambridgeshire countryside, with a 10-mile walk or cycling circuit around the lake.
Grafham Water has a popular sailing club on the south shore, which is regularly used for national events and Olympic training.
For those with a real taste for adventure, the adjacent Grafham Water Centre offers a variety of training and educational courses and is a base for Sailability and young persons adventure holidays.
www.anglianwater.co.uk /index.php?sectionid=44&parentid=31   (224 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rising water temperatures have seen fish moving higher in the water with some good boat catches coming to buzzer and diawl bachs, although small lures on inter and wetcel lines are taking most fish.
Telephone 01604 770875 Pitsford Water fish week 317 (season 566) returns 66 (114) rod average 4.8 (4.9) Bank fishing has been very productive with floating and intermediate lines being used with various nymphs and lures accounting for good catches of excellent over wintered and good quality stock fish which are feeding heavily on daphnia.
The annual Anglian Water WaterAid Fly Fishing Challenge (awwaffic) is held in June and last year RWFF members were on hand giving expert tuition in casting and boat fishing techniques to around 40 beginners participating in the competition.
www.rutlandwater.net /news/2005/march/20050320.doc   (1062 words)

 Alan Faulkner Memorial Award
The Wheelyboat Trust is delighted to announce that Grafham Water is this year’s winner of the Alan Faulkner Memorial Award sponsored by Suzuki Marine.
Access to the water is the major issue, but fisheries can do so much more to make their fishery truly inclusive.
Grafham is the epitome of an inclusive fishery where disabled anglers are as equally valued as their able-bodied anglers.
www26.brinkster.com /wheelyboats/memorialAward.htm   (1180 words)

 Ramblers walking forums - Cambridgeshire Grafham Water walk Sunday 22/05/05
I've arranged with a few people who post in here for a walk around Grafham Water this coming Sunday,& wanted to make this walk open to anybody that wishes to join us.
The place we are meeting at is the "Marlow car park" at Grafham Water...
Continue for about 1/2 km, upto a building called "the model farm" (there is an old tractor tyre with the model farm written on outside)...the carpark that we're meeting in is roughly 300 yards further along on the left.
www.ramblers.org.uk /FORUM/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3706   (313 words)

 Grafham Water trail
Off the A1 at the shell garage near the 'Offords' towards Grafham Water (signposted).
The bit from Paxton to Grafham is mostly uphill edge of the field stuff with a final gravel path and is usually quite quiet (nice views too on a clear day).
You can start at any of the three car parks but i normally start at the main one near the village of Grafham (The one with the bike hire centre in) then go Anti clockwise from there.
www.mtbr.com /trails/Europe-UnitedKingdom/GrafhamWatertrail.html   (612 words)

At Grafham Water, one SLAVONIAN GREBE, the Red-necked Grebe, a a 1st winter CASPIAN GULL, a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull and 4 Common Scoters (Mark Hawkes, Richard Patient and John Oates).
One Wheatear on the dam at Grafham Water (Duncan Ritchie).
Grafham Water Rock Pipit Grey Wag and drake Mandarin at the dam (Richard J Hall, John Oates).
www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk /whatwasabt/oct-dec02.html   (7173 words)

 Anglian Water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anglian Water is a privatised water company that operates in the East of England.
Named for East Anglia, apart from Norfolk and Suffolk it also covers Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including the catchment areas between the Humber and the River Thames, including the River Great Ouse.
Anglian operate the reservoirs Rutland Water, Grafham Water, Alton Water, Pitsford Water and Taversham Mills.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglian_Water   (111 words)

 Fossils and Geology of Grafham, Cambridgeshire. Fossil Collecting & Geological Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grafham Water was formally a quarry, now turned into a large lake with water sports and a nature reserve.
Today, fossils can be found plentiful along the banks of the lake and during summer months when the water level is at its lowest.
Fossils can be found on the banks especially during the summer when water is at its lowest level.
www.grafham.ukfossils.co.uk   (302 words)

 Grafham Water Sailing Club Forum - Sprint 15 Open Meeting at Rutland 14/15 May
We have got 5 or 6 Grafham boats coming already but it is not too late to join us.
Rutland is just 40 minutes away from Grafham so you don't even have to find digs.
The Sprint 15 Inland Championships were held at Rutland Water Sailing Club on the weekend of 14/15 May. Fifteen travellers took part but sadly no local boats (although some were known to be put off by the stiff breeze on Saturday).
www.forum.grafham.org /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=433   (1018 words)

 Angling News Weekly - Clive Branson's Weekly Fishing Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The design, known as a 'super active bottom baffle' is especially effective in reducing the water velocity within the pass so that fish can swim over the weir without the need to jump.
During the day worm anglers have found it best to fish a long way out in the deeper water, local angler Bob Mummery from Benllech fished in deep water near the dam to take a good bag with at least one of his fish at around three pounds in weight.
Such problems include the construction of weirs which impede the migration of fish to their historic spawning areas; erosion of river banks and vegetation loss caused by cattle grazing; and the effects of conifer forests on water and habitat quality.
www.angling-news.co.uk /Angling_News_Weekly-Game_News_and_Reports.html   (2073 words)

 Human Disturbances to Waterfowl
Cooke, A. Disturbance by anglers of birds at Grafham Water.
Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire is one of the most important wintering sites for waterfowl in Britain.
However, bank and boat fishermen arrive in large numbers on every day during the fishing season, and often fish the shallow, sheltered bays and creeks favored by the birds.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/literatr/disturb/bibli039.htm   (93 words)

Grafham Water Black Tern 2 dropped in 8pm, Whimbrel flew from savages towards the dam 7.30pm, Common Tern 11, Nightingale, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail 14 (Stuart Elsom, Colin Addington).
Nene Washes sum plum Water Pipit, Curlew, 10+ Dunlins, 40+ Blackwits all west of Lord's Holt, drake Garganey on the skating pond, Dog in the Doublet, and Merlin, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Whooper Swans, 5+ Ruff along the central drove (John Oates).
At Grafham Water pair of Goosanders, pair of Mandarins, pair of Ruddy Ducks (John Oates).
www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk /whatwasabt/news2002a.htm   (13353 words)

Dave now has the unique distinction of holding two records for rainbow trout at Anglian Water reservoirs as he still holds the Grafham Water record with a 13lb 3oz fish from ten years ago.
Grafham Water: Anglian Water hosted a very successful Open Day at Grafham Water on Sunday with the help of Grafham Water Fly Fishers Association.
Grafham Water Fly Fishers are holding their annual litter-pick this coming Sunday 10 March.
www.fishing.co.uk /article.php3?id=2044   (490 words)

 Casual Sailing @ Cambridge
Grafham water is a man-made lake, about half an hour's drive from Cambridge.
The reservoir is around 3 miles long and 1.5 miles across, and as such is by far the largest body of water near Cambridge (North Sea excluded).
There is a comprehensive chandlery at Grafham stocking all kinds of dinghy spares, as well as an excellent range of clothing.
www.srcf.ucam.org /casual/grafham.php   (181 words)

 Gliding Magazine | Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I turned Doncaster at 13.46pm and at that stage I had to remind myself that before I had taken off, John (my husband who also flies an LS-6-18) had assured me not to worry if the first leg took a long time.
The second leg to Grafham Water was great, with a 4500ft cloudbase, regular 3-4 knots average and a tail wind of 12km/h.
But the mental battle started at Grafham Water; should I abandon the task and land back at Gransden (after all I had just completed a 300km O/R) or should I go on?
www.glidingmagazine.com /StoryDetail.asp?id=81   (649 words)

 B.I.F.F.A. 2002 results page
Saturday began with a stiff south-westerly but by the time racing was due to start the water was a mass of white horses, substantial waves were breaking over the jetties and the race officer's decision to abandon seemed amply justified as one of the fifteens was literally blown off its trailer.
Justin Waples from Grafham who has regularly sailed at Aldeburgh in recent years used his knowledge of the river's tides to gain an early lead on the first beat, however local sailor Simon Fulford did not let him out of his sights and they enjoyed a close tacking dual to the windward mark.
Draycote Water Sailing Club had ideal conditions for their Classic Open Meet with winds blowing a good Force 4/5 from the West/Southwest resulting in on Saturday/Sunday lively and invigorating racing with every place being contested from the front to the back of the fleet.
flying15.org.uk /reports/2002/index.shtml   (10685 words)

 Grafham Water Fossils Cambridgeshire Geology Rocks by Discovering Fossils
Grafham Water is located just West of the A1(M), south of Peterborough.
Grafham Water might not be the first place you would think of searching for fossils, but on closer inspection this unique lake provides some of the highest volume of Jurassic shells around.
Today, the reservoir supplies water to local homes and businesses and is also used for sailing, angling, walking, cycling and of course, fossil hunting!
www.discoveringfossils.co.uk /grafhamwater.htm   (504 words)

 Grafham Water Fly Fishers Association
We are an association of flyfishers who fish at Grafham Water for rainbow and brown trout.
If you fish at Grafham, for the benefits available, you should consider joining.
Whether you are a pleasure angler or a more dedicated competition angler, this is the association to which you should belong.
www.gwffa-grafham.co.uk   (138 words)

 England Ladies Fly Fishing Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I was boatman in 1999 International on Rutland Water, just as I was this year on Grafham Water and must admit that this can be both a very interesting, if not frustrating role to play.
This 2003 National on Grafham dawned with an overcast morning with the light wind blowing from a northerly direction (onto the lodge), veering from a westerly the day before when Clive Chatwin and I had been out fishing.
I get concerned being on the water at the same time, I do not want to make her any more nervous or anyone to think I’m passing her information (not that I would).
www.elfa.org.uk /nat2003.html   (691 words)

 UK 505 Circular, 2 April 2000
The subsequent on the water session was blessed with only 5 knots of wind.
Thirty 505's made the trip to Grafham Water for the opening event of the year.
For many this was an opportunity to blow away the winter cobwebs prior to heading off to the South of France and a Europa Cup event the following weekend.
www.sailingsource.com /int505/200004-2UKCircular.htm   (1592 words)

 Anecdotal Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Guests on the last boat trip were able to sail around the tower as the sunset and the water poured out - it was pretty spectacular.
Or if you live near to Grafham Water you can purchase one from the Grafham Water visitors centre in Grafham, or borrow one from Huntingdon Library.
The project was supported by Year of the Artist, Cambridgeshire County Council, Grafham Water Centre, East England Arts and Commissions East.
www.somewhere.org.uk /nina/evidence/info.htm   (301 words)

 UK 505 Circular, 31 October 1999
Draycote Water is south of Rugby, near the end of the M45, with access to the club from the A426.
We are grateful to Draycote Water SC for helping out with this re-sail, and we look forward to coming back.
In past years, Grafham Water has put on a three-weekend winter series for 505s.
www.sailingsource.com /int505/9910UKCircular.htm   (943 words)

 Anglian Water Services - welcome to Anglian Water...
one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the UK.
Part of the AWG Plc group, Anglian Water is located in the east of England and serves the needs of around six million industrial, commercial and domestic customers.
If you are aware of any problems with either your water or wastewater services, please call our emergency helpline 08457 145 145.
www.anglianwater.co.uk   (110 words)

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