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Report - Eye Brook Reservoir Overflow, Leics, Aug15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by The Wombat, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    Explore with JuJu, KM Punk & Lost Explorer on a beautiful summers day.

    This place exceeded expectations; the scale of the overflow is epic. Being under the actual overflow vents, at the bottom of the reservoir level gives you a sense of impending doom. If water were to be cascading out those vents whilst you were under it; it would be surely be curtains. Fortunately water levels in the lake were low.

    Thanks to KM Punk for this one. :thumb


    The reservoir was formed by the damming of theEye Brook. It was built between 1937 and 1940 byStewarts & Lloyds) to supply water to their Corby steel works, now part of Tata Steel, formerly Corus. During theSecond World Warit was used in May 1943 as a practice site for the Dambusterraids, standing in for theMöhne Reservoir; a plaque commemorates this.

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    the impending sense of doom...
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    the outflow
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    the outflow carries on for some distance
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    And finally; The lake

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    thanks for looking :)
     

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  2. Oort

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    Got some nice shots there, loving the overflow vents :thumb
     
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    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
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    They came out well.
    Told you it was worth a visit
     
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    Excuse my ignorance.. in pic 8 are they the vents from the reservoir? So can they be opened to let water out of the reservoir? Just the thought of that scares me never mind being there!! Great stuff guys! :)
     
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    That skyward photo is enough to make you cack your drawers, sod standing under it! Cracking picks too
     
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  6. The Wombat

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    Thanks guys :)
    Yes we were standing at the level of the bottom of the lake... The vents are either controlled opening, or litrerally overspill from the lake. We looked up with for a while with a sense of awe, admiration, and dread.
    The slightest trickle coming down there, and we would have made a rather rapid exit :eek:
     
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    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Looks a good mooch ;)
     
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  8. JuJu

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    nice one wombat, will be putting my report up in a day or two. great explore lads. was awesome to get back out with the camera and see all of you. it's been too long!
     
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  9. Nickindroy

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    Very nice pal, where's me sunscreen!
     
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    The devil child 28DL Regular User
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    nice one mate :thumb i did a night shoot here a few months ago need to post it up at some point :)
     
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  11. The Wombat

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    Thanks mate
    stick a report up, would love to see 'em
    i like night photography
     
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