Talk:River Chew

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River Chew vs Chew River[edit]

(moved from my Talk page) Ian, I'm new to this & not sure I'm putting this comment/question in the right place..

You kindly edited a page about the [River Chew] changing the sub category of British Rivers from River Chew to Chew River - however there is no page in Wikipaedia for Chew River & I have no idea how to do a redirect if someone looks for Chew River to show them the entry for River Chew. NB local usage is river chew not chew river. Any help or guidance appreciated. Rod

Rod Thanks for that. All I did was to ensure that the existing River Chew article appeared in the Category of British Rivers filed under the letter C for Chew rather than the letter R for River. I did not edit the article otherwise, not did I rename the article - it is still River Chew. Hope that helps, Ian Cairns 23:26, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Maximum Flow[edit]

The maximum discharge of 20 cumec seems low. HiFlows-UK gives an unbelievable discharge of 226 cumec in the 1968 flood and a believable 31 cumec in the 2000 flood. Tim P (talk) 21:50, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

In the article on Chew Valley Lake it says that the reservoir gained 2,140,000 m³ of water in 12 hours, which gives an average increase of almost 50 cumecs. I do not believe that 226 cumecs is unbelievable given the destruction caused, such as the washing away of several bridges and that 50 cumecs was an average over 12 hours, when the peak flow would have been for a shorter period of time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:41, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Amateur etymology[edit]

The following, with a reference to an amateur genealogy page, is not credible:

"Many believe that the name CHEW began in Normandy as CHEUX, and came to England with the Norman Conquest during the 11th century. Reference ftnoted: Normandy, France - Ancestor's Stories

Hydronymy is very conservative: there are no "Norman" river names in England.--Wetman (talk) 01:45, 2 February 2012 (UTC)