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Report - Malago Storm Water Interceptor (AKA Dreadnought) Bristol Sept 2010

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by vwdirtboy, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
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    The Malago Road area in Bedminster bristol was prone to minor flooding up until the late sixties, then shortly after the building of a new housing estate nearby in 1968 during a severe storm it suffered a major flood in proportions never seen before! The nearby Wills & Co tobacco factory suffered over 1 million in flood damage to stock (that's alot of fags in 1968!) with the water reaching some 4ft in depth at the factory.



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    The old Victorian storm drain could no longer cope with the increased run off from the new housing estate and something drastic had to be done to prevent further flooding and damage.

    So in 1971 the Malago storm water interceptor was built to alleviate flooding in the Bedminster basin. Due to its increased size it could deal with massive amounts of run off as well as coping with the tidal surge that enters from the tidal portion of the river Avon new cut.

    Having been in here on many occasions I can say that this is the lowest water level that either Petz or myself have ever seen!





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    Thanks for looking :D
     

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