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Report - Rednought Victorian Stormwater Drain, Bristol. Sept 2010



vwdirtboy

Keeuunnntt!
28DL Full Member
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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..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rican-armoured-fish-Leicestershire-canal.html







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Thanks for looking! :D
 

darkness

28DL Member
28DL Member
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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 ?
 

Yorrick

28DL Regular User
Regular User
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just wondering what's the deal with high tide , does it flood these tunnels
How could we know that....oh...wait...

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
Yes mate it does. I'd say check your tide tables VERY carefully.
 
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