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Report - Echo Falls Drain...Rochdale May 2011



stepping lightly

Stolenmoments
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Was out doing a recce on something else when I stumbled upon this beautiful little drain , when I say stumbled I really did whilst taking this shot...

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After wringing my sock out , my curiousness got the better of me..

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Blocks are usually a good sign that there is more inside..

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I could hear water falling both in front of me and behind :confused

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The grids seemed to let a fair do of light in so it was never really dark..

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The noise in front was getting daunting...

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I could just make out the falls through the dark..

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For such a small amount of water the noise was thunderous..

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It would/will be good to go back when there is a bit more water..

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When I saw all these twigs I thought there would be some gigantic bird kicking around somewhere but they had been deposited there by a design fault...

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Up another level..

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I wish all manhole lids were plywood (how cool would that be ?)

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The tell tale smell of fresh air was telling me the end was close by..

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Arhh there it is..

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The last falls were still echoing from behind me..

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Another little waterfall to finish with , I know this sounds like a step by step walk up a poxy little drain but hey if you have never done a drain before this is the the chap for you , features , no lids (yet) and the atmosphere of a real drain , plus no sewer fresh in sight , in fact I believe you would be able to drink the water and the best bit is its not quite underground yet , so its a perfect learner drain :)

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Echo falls was built by Russel Construction in 2009 to replace an old river course that had become undermined and unsafe and is destined to become a must for would be drainers
 

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