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Report - Bellmouth Abseil, Ladybower Reservoir, November 2013

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Keitei, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Keitei

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    Bit of History~

    The dam's design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows (locally named the "plugholes") at the side of the wall. These are stone and of 80 feet (24m) diameter with outlets of 15 feet (4.6m) diameter. Each discharges via its own valve house at the base of the dam. The overflows originally had walkways around them but they were dismantled many years ago. The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and are only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.
    So they can look like this on occasion...

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    Use to be a frequent visit to the Peak District so was so pleased to finally abseil this :D!
    Props to Gaj for rigging the rope. :) We had to hang around for a bit while some workers had their lunch break on the dam but soon as they were back to their work so we headed down.

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    ~ Thanks for lo_oking :) ~
     

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