SE3337 : Dam drainage, Waterloo Lake

taken 6 years ago, near to Roundhay, Leeds, Great Britain

Dam drainage, Waterloo Lake
Dam drainage, Waterloo Lake
The herringbone pattern seen here will be the drainage of the area immediately downstream of the dam toe. It is important to keep the area around the toe of an earth dam dry, otherwise it could precipitate slippage.
Roundhay Park, Leeds

Allegedly one of the largest city parks in Europe, Roundhay Park, covers an area of around 200 hectares (2 sq.km). That includes a golf course, two lakes and woodland, besides the grassed areas. The whole area is a Grade 2 scheduled park.

Originally a 14th century deer park, the area was used for quarries and mine workings by the late 18th century. the estate was bought by Thomas Nicholson, a wealthy banker, and his descendant William Nicholson sold it in 1871 to Leeds City Council, since when it has been a public park (apart from the golf course, which is private).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3357 3726 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.8314N 1:29.4860W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3355 3733
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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