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Report - Rednought Victorian Stormwater Drain, Bristol. Sept 2010

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by vwdirtboy, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
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    Bristol's rednought Storm water drain is now largely redundant after the building of the Dreadnought storm water interceptor.. Now it only see's use during heavy rain and only takes its fill from the Malago stream and surrounding roads.
    The drain is tidal as it empties into the tidal flow of the river Avon.. The large silt deposits are carried in during the tidal phase and with little flow from the Malago the silt builds up in large banks either side.

    Plenty of life in the water, Tiny Elvers and adult Eels.. Sticklebacks and some kind of suckermouth catfish that I've not seen before? Next time I go I'm taking a net and bucket and will capture one to classify the species.

    Whilst trying to identify the Catfish I came across this interesting article..

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    Thanks for looking! :D
     

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  2. darkness

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    Cracking shots , been reading up on this one , just wondering what's the deal with high tide , does it flood these tunnels ?
     
  3. Yorrick

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    How could we know that....oh...wait...

    Yes mate it does. I'd say check your tide tables VERY carefully.
     
  4. The Shepshed Diamondback

    The Shepshed Diamondback Slithering down a drain near you
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    Looks great in there, nice report.
     
  5. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
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    this looks mint! You can safely say it fills right up judging by the fudge on the top of the pipe
     
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    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Very nice and beautifully captured,
    Cracking stuff :thumb
     
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