River Trent - The Derbyshire and Leicestershire Trent
The coal burning Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station operated by E.on opened in 1968. The four steam turbine generators give a 2000MW capacity. The plant has Flue Gas Desulphurisation installed in 1993 and meets the EC Large Combustion Plant Directive.
Trent Lock marks the end of the Erewash Canal.
The Red Hill Cut straightens out a section of river and avoids a weir and the confluence with the River Soar.
The river is joined by the River Soar. The River Soar catchment covers western Leicestershire rising in Hinkley and passing through Leicester and Loughborough. It has largely been canalised to allow navigation.
From here the river forms the county boundary of Derbyshire on the north bank and Nottinghamshire on the south bank.
At Attenborough Nature Reserve near Long Eaton the river is joined by the River Erewash forming the Derbyshire county boundary. The River Erewash rises near Kirkby in Ashfield.
From here the River Trent flows on through Nottinghamshire.
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