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Report - Waterloo Lake dam, spillway & culverts, Leeds, April 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by stranton, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. stranton

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    Roundhay park was founded in 1872 and is 1.9 miles,
    consists of 2 lakes the upper too the north and the lower (Waterloo) too the south .
    The Waterloo is the superior of two lakes which are fed by the Wyre beck from the north,
    built in the 1800s by Napoleonic soldiers on the site of ex colliery workings,
    at 33 acres across and 60ft deep this man made lake dominates much of the park.
    discharge is carried away across a 30ft dam, along a 400yd spillway and through a 100yd culvert
    this replaces an original draining network.
    then reforms the Wyre beck which continues towards the south merging with the Aire.

    water passes over this 30ft dam and along this 400yd spillway
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    then under this 100yd culvert
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    the Wyre beck reforms at this point, continues towards and merges with the aire
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    outfall of the original draining network,
    this brick culvert continues for 200yds
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    infall of the original draining network,
    bricked up too top of arch
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    this pipe continues for 200yds then finishes abruptly water continues too run through
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    Visited with Reflux, thanks for agreeing too this

    stranton 2015
     
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  2. wellingtonian

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    Liking it mate. Bit of everything there.
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    Very nice, not heard it called Waterloo for years, Jimmy Saville was still running around it in them days chased by a large group of children, I laugh not!

    Anyway I was in the national press for winning th Battle of Waterloo, I caught a huge brown trout in the lake aged 14 and it's still the West Yorksire record as far as I know.
     
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  4. Snake Oil

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    that old section makes a pretty picture :thumb
     
  5. Punk

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    Looks a cracker :thumb cheers for sharing
     
  6. Fudge

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    Best thing I've ever read on this forum.
     
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  7. ACID- REFLUX

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    Come out pretty decent considering the lack of light mate, mine seem to consider of some dodgy looking bloke in a drain lol

    Reflux ? Is that true nice guy ?
     
  8. Miss Mayhem

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    Nicely captured, it's looks brilliant :thumb
     
  9. stranton

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    which bloke might that be :D
     
  10. ACID- REFLUX

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    I can"t name, names but he"s wearing a Hawaiian Shirt ;)
     
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  11. paulpowers

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    Roundhay tunnels don't get anywhere near enough love, well captured
     
  12. stranton

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    that shirts an icon now :p
     
  13. stranton

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    thanks for replys folks :thumb
     
  14. stranton

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    as with alot of things on here
     
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