SD4945 : Garstang Water Basin

near to Garstang, Lancashire, Great Britain

Garstang Water Basin
Garstang Water Basin
This engineering complex on the River Wyre serves two purposes. It is part of the engineering project whereby water is abstracted from the River Lune above its tidal reaches and pumped via the 5km long Quernmore Pipeline & the 6.6km long Wyresdale Tunnel, which discharge the water into the River Wyre at Abbeystead Outfall Station. The water then uses the river as a natural carrier to Garstang where the water is abstracted at the intake shown in the photograph and pumped to Franklaw Water Treatment Works at Catterall. After treatment the water is available for public water supply in the Fylde Area. This scheme supplements water taken from boreholes in the Fylde Area and Stocks Reservoir at Slaidburn. It also has a barrage which is raised when there is risk of flooding downstream at St Michaels [where the Wyre becomes tidal]. The bank of the flood basin can be seen beyond the rugby pitch - which becomes a lake when the barriers are raised.
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WGS84: 53:54.1914N 2:46.2058W
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