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Report - Wistlandpound Reservoir MAY 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Incognito, May 15, 2015.

  1. Incognito

    Incognito Just Reckless.
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    Visited the reservoir loads of times over the years but this is the first time I have ventured under it, mainly because I never actually realised where the overflow came out lol. Been meaning to do this for a while but managed to get it done today with Lectrician.

    The reservoir was built in 1956 and is constructed with a simple earth embankment, it holds around 341 millions gallons and covers an area of 40 acres.

    A new overspill was built a few years ago, which is all above ground. This is now very modern with great big slabs of concrete. Could be a lot of fun though when water is in full flow with the steep slope especially for kayakers.

    It wasn't a bad explore and was good to get out after a long lull, worth a visit if you are in the area and looking to kill an hour or so,

    The original overspill
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 1 by devonD90, on Flickr

    The start of the overflow tunnel
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 23 by devonD90, on Flickr

    Surprisingly clean, no debris
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 22 by devonD90, on Flickr

    A busy section for nesting, with several nests a couple of feet apart from each other
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 21 by devonD90, on Flickr

    Section of the tunnel, was longer than i was expecting
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 20 by devonD90, on Flickr

    Remaining pumps, (behind locked gate)
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 14 by devonD90, on Flickr

    Need more practice
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 7 by devonD90, on Flickr

    The overspill
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 18 by devonD90, on Flickr

    Part of the new section, the steep slope leading to the stream
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 4 by devonD90, on Flickr

    New section from the reservoir
    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 3 by devonD90, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Wistlandpound Reservoir 5 by devonD90, on Flickr
     
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  2. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Nice report and pics :D Thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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  3. paulpowers

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    Love a spillway, good stuffs
     
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    Liking that. Thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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  5. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Great report. Your photos are really good.
     
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  6. Incognito

    Incognito Just Reckless.
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    Thanks. Wouldn't say really good bit out of practice lol
     
  7. The Shepshed Diamondback

    The Shepshed Diamondback Slithering down a drain near you
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    Love places like this, great job.
     
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  8. Miss Mayhem

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    Cracking stuff, it looks a beauty :thumb
     
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  9. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    like that mate good little explore by the looks of it!
     
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  10. Incognito

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    it wasnt bad, more down there than I was expecting TBH.
     
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