Please do this consultation and help us to stop a tidal barrier effecting the life of the Mersey Estuary. It will only take a few minutes to complete but could save the estuary and the lives of tens of thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds and other plants and wildlife that exist or in part use the estuary in their everyday lives.
Liverpool City region consultation – http://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/
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I do not want to see the Mersey Estuary used to generate tidal power. A barrage or anything that will interfere with the normal tidal flow of the Mersey will limit the spatial or temporal availability of the mudflats. This will have a devastating effect on the internationally important birdlife. The Mersey estuary is the best site in the UK for overwintering dunlin and moulting shelduck. Both species would be adversely affected by a tidal barrage.