SK2486 : Slotted spillway at Middle Moss

taken 8 years ago, 5 km from Dungworth, Sheffield, Great Britain

Slotted spillway at Middle Moss
Slotted spillway at Middle Moss
This unusual slotted spillway forms part of a complex water management system involving the Rivelin reservoirs, the Redmires reservoirs, and the Derwent Valley reservoirs. Water enters this small reservoir via a conduit just below the steps, visible below the building. The conduit intercepts water running down from the Rivelin Brook's watershed and diverts it to this small reservoir. Water from the small reservoir then flows out over the slotted spillway and into another conduit which flows towards the Redmires reservoirs. The flow of water into the second conduit, out of sight to the left of this picture, and connected to the slot via a small tunnel is controlled by a sluice-gate. With the gate closed water fills the slot, and then flows down over this spillway into the Rivelin Brook. When the sluice gate is open, as it was when this photograph was taken water flows towards the Redmires reservoirs. In turn, the Lower Rivelin Reservoir is compensated by water flowing from the Derwent Valley reservoirs via the 4.5 miles long Rivelin Tunnel. SK2085 : East bellmouth at Ladybower
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 247 864 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.4383N 1:37.7403W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 248 864
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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