SK0397 : Valehouse Reservoir Weir

near to Hadfield, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Valehouse Reservoir Weir
Valehouse Reservoir Weir
Valehouse (or Vale House) Reservoir was built between 1865 and 1869 as part of the Longdendale chain of reservoirs which extends for 6 miles eastwards (LinkExternal link Longdendale Chain, Wikipedia) and was built to supply water from the River Etherow to the urban areas of Greater Manchester while maintaining a constant flow into the river.

The upper reservoirs supply the drinking water, while Vale House and Bottoms are compensation reservoirs which guaranteed the flow of water to water-powered mills downstream.

Valehouse, with a crest elevation of 503 m, is too low to supply water under gravity to the Mottram tunnel, so could not be used as an impounding reservoir.

LinkExternal link Valehouse Reservoir, Wikipedia
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2012
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Monday, 5 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 7 November, 2012
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Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0324 9732 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3562N 1:57.1594W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0322 9728
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