Rain leaves Covenham reservoir low
THESE pictures by Grimsby Telegraph reader Janet Shreeve show Covenham reservoir looking surprisingly empty for this time of year.
However, Anglian Water insists there is nothing for customers to worry about.
Spokesman Ciaran Nelson explained that the water level had dropped to 60 per cent because pumping from the Louth Canal had been turned off before Christmas.
He said this was to allow the water in the canal to clean up as it is currently full of debris due to the floodwater which has been running off the land and into the river.
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Mr Nelson said: "We are in the fortunate position of it having rained so much since pretty much last spring that we can check the water that we take out of the river.
The river is just packed full of all sorts of debris as a result of the flood water rushing off the land. We undertook a few tests and decided that it wasn't the cleanest water, so we are waiting for the conditions in the Louth Canal to clean up.
"The pumping has been off since before Christmas and in the next two to three weeks we will turn it on again.
"There is still plenty of water in the catchment area and by summer we are confident the reservoir will be full again."