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Report - Gorton Falls, Manchester, April 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by stranton, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. stranton

    stranton the subterranean explorer
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    Theres 8 culverts along the Gore brook, achieving 7 since May 2014.
    Finally managing all 8, thankyou too Jobs and Paradox for making this happen. :thumb
    The access is tight too say the least, maybe its time too diet
    theres a ledge but wouldnt want too slip , the chute leads too a sump and syphan resulting in drowning.
    But once in it was well worth the effort , theres some facinating brick work along these pipes
    even though the concrete tubes are abit boring.
    Gorton Falls by stranton, visited with Jobs & Paradox.

    This is a 2 mile culvert which carries the Gore brook across and around Gorton high / low reservoirs,
    discharge from the reservoirs exits via a spillway, 200yd culvert, then merges beneath the first falls.
    The infall lies too the east of Gorton high reservoir, towards Audenshaw reservoir.
    The culvert consists of concrete tube, brick pipe, falls (one which is substantial) and side pipes or tubes.
    Rather than the usual outfall theres a 20yd chute which leads too a sump then syphon, lies too the west of Gorton low reservoir.
    the sump lies below this captures the dregs, while the syphan lies above this causes water too rise by pressure,

    this concrete tube continues towards the infall
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    Jungle
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    first falls
    the pipe on right is the discharge from the reservoir
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    discharge from the reservoir
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    2nd falls
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    this chute leads to the sump and syphan,
    slip here and the result will be drowning
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    discharge from the sump and syphan,
    kind of strange outfall
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    subway too reservoir, blocked with debris at opposite side
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    thanks for viewing



     

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  2. WildBoyz

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    Very nice indeed. Got some good snaps there.
     
  3. concreteJungle

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    Wow I've not seen the Siphon looking like that before!
     
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    Good to see you got in
     
  5. Miss Mayhem

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    Very nice, cheers for sharing :thumb
     
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    Good stuff :thumb
     
  7. troubleuk

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    nice one stranton
     
  8. Ojay

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    Yeah it rained hard once when we paid a visit, here's one MJS captured at that time

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    access tight too say the least
     
  11. stranton

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    very nice but Charger A & B are my favourites
     
  12. Paradox

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    Nice one @stranton , glad you got to do it after all!

    This is pretty much the sum total of my pics. Mainly because I couldn't be arsed to get the tripod out so did my usual dodgy hand held flash job! As it turns out I should have left the bloody thing at home as I lost it anyway and now owe Jobs a new Velbon Tripod!

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  13. Snake Oil

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    That's not bad at all for hand held flashy pics :thumb
     
  14. Paradox

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    Thanks :D
     
  15. stranton

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    @Paradox nice photographs :thumb
    somebody at Gorton must have your tripod now :mad:
     
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