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Report - Markeaton Interceptor, Derby, Jun15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by The Wombat, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    KM Punk & The Wombat return with drains and tunnels.

    Starting with The Markeaton Intereceptor; aka Flo Selecta – a place that has been on my hit list for a few years. Nice to use the wide angle lens on that photogenic junction shot.
    We startled a fisherman on our exit; he stared at us in astonishment!

    Great to be exploring with Mr Punk, having a laugh like the old days.

    Thanks to Paul Powers for help here :thumb


    Following the floods of 1931 and 1932, the Borough council arranged for an investigation to be carried out into the flooding problem within the catchment. The planned solution was the construction of two flood relief culverts, with associated improvements to the sewerage system. Opened in 1938, the largest of the diversion tunnels was called the Northern Flood Relief Culvert, and drains excess flows from the Markeaton and Mackworth brooks. The second, known as the Bramble brook culvert takes surplus flows for that tributary stream.

    The northern relief culvert commences at Markeaton Park, near to the confluence of the Markeaton and Mackworth brooks. Each brook has its own inlet spillway, with a weir that overflows during periods of high flows. Flows from these inlets converge, and are then taken by the relief culvert eastwards for 2.2 km through the suburbs of Derby, to an outfall with the Derwent in Darley Park.

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    thanks for looking :)
     

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  2. Punk

    Punk Insane for the drain
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    Great set of shots there. Cracking day out :thumb
     
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  3. Miss Mayhem

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    Stunning shots its a beauty ,
    Looks awesome :thumb
    Annoyed I missed it , but glad you both had a good time.
     
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  4. The Wombat

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    A great day out; like the good ole days
    Thanks mate :)

    Cheers M'Dears :)
    Shame you couldn't make it
     
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  5. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    Your welcome it's a gem.
    Yeah it is really annoying , I'm sure Mr Punk will
    Re-organise something.
     
  6. The Shepshed Diamondback

    The Shepshed Diamondback Slithering down a drain near you
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    filled with jealousy, good report.
     
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  7. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Don"t know which i prefer, the pics of the Gay pose lol

    Nicely done mate, something for the Leics" visit maybe :)
     
  8. stranton

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    very nice,
    stunning culvert.
     
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    :thumb cracking shots

    did you make it to the end? it's a fair walk which you'll only do once
     
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  10. The Wombat

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    thanks mate :)

    No we didn't make the end; we would have run out of time on the parking meter :D
     
  11. The Lone Ranger

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    Looks good, some cracking photos too :thumb
     
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  12. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    This looks ace. Top quality stuff too
     
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  13. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
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    That junction looks awesome, you did this place justice, embrace the wide :). Cracking photos!
     
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  14. The Wombat

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    Many thanks
    Appreciated from you guys :)
     
  15. norfolkexplorer

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    Should def catch up at some point and have some camera fun
     
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