TF5129 : Outer Trial Bank and outflow of River Nene: aerial 2013

taken 4 years ago, 4 km from Guy's Head, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Outer Trial Bank and outflow of River Nene: aerial 2013
Outer Trial Bank and outflow of River Nene: aerial 2013
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The Outer Trial Bank is a circular artificial island in the Wash, East Anglia, England. It is one of two islands constructed during the 1970s for a governmental water resources scheme.
In 1972, the Government undertook a study to assess the feasibility of building a tidal barrage across half of the Wash. The idea was to capture the freshwater from the River Witham, River Welland, River Nene and Great Ouse to build a freshwater reservoir.
The study also intended to establish potential improvements to the navigation of sea locks, provide recreational facilities and develop an area of land for a power station.
The study, which was published in 1976 as "The Wash storage scheme", found that the trial alone proved financially unfeasible (costing 3 million), and that the freshwater was too close to the tidal estuary to ensure low salinity and minimal silt levels. The trial was soon abandoned and the plans for the scheme shelved.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Water resources  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 511 295 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.5184N 0:14.5989E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 587 366
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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