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Report - Dreadnaught / The Malago Stormwater Interceptor, Bristol, Aug 09

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by rigsby, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. rigsby

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    The Malago storm water interceptor was built between 1971 and 1974 to prevent areas of Bristol from flooding after intense storms.

    It must have been the nicest weather we have had in ages.
    Most people are chillin in the sun making the most of it,
    But not us we are trying to get into a cold wet storm drain.

    The most interesting parts of the drain was the infalls and the outfall other than that in between was just a long tunnel.
    It's about a hour walk from end to end and not too slippy apart from the outfall where both myself and Petzl ended up on our arses.

    Running along side the storm drain is a sewer.
    There is a few overflow chambers so that if they fill up for some reason it would overflow into the storm drain and then into the river.

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  2. loops

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    Nice. Some proper old school names on that sign, I can't believe they're still there :)
     
  3. cactusmelba

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    GREAT shots men, well done!
    love the movement in the steps shots, and the third from last with the faster shutter speed, really good photography..
    There's some seriously high water marks in that tunnel!!

    I wish we have some culverts/drains like that near us here..
     
  4. LittleMike

    LittleMike Do. Find. Drains.
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    Great stuff, Dreadnaught is a bit of a slog eh? Did you pop out at the d/s end, or go for the long walk back?

    The Bristol tide never fails to impress/scare. I can safely say from experience that if you time things wrong the water will be rising faster than you can run out :crazy
     
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