SK1765 : Footbridge, Lathkill Dale

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Monyash, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Footbridge, Lathkill Dale
Footbridge, Lathkill Dale
No water in this section of the River Lathkill.
A fairly regular annual event now is the rescuing of fish trapped by the falling water levels, further down stream. It is thought that the river gets low on water each summer because groundwater from its catchment drains into Magpie Sough, a 19th century drainage channel to protect the Magpie Mine.
The Lathkill River Project aims to introduce control structures into Magpie Sough and Lathkill Sough in order to raise the water levels, but the conservation group Friends of the Peak District are concerned that blocking the soughs will cause the water to find other routes, with no guarantee that the water will simply flow into the river. SK1765 : Footbridge in Lathkill Dale shows the river at normal level at this spot; SK2165 : Low water level in River Lathkill shows the low level further down stream, at Conksbury Bridge in November 2010.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1744 6549 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1733N 1:44.4281W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1743 6547
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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