SD9518 : Stop board on Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor

taken 1 year ago, near to Summit, Rochdale, Great Britain

Stop board on Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor
Stop board on Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor
Flow is being diverted from the channel, probably to reduce the risk of the level in the Higher Chelburn Reservoir reaching the overflow weir whilst the spillway is being reconstructed.
Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor, Littleborough :: SD9519
This water channel diverts Light Hazzles Clough across a low ridge to Higher Chelburn Reservoir. It was constructed before 1850, when the reservoir supplied water to the summit pound of the Rochdale Canal.

On the ridge there is a pond with a weir on the channel going forward to the reservoir and a higher weir on an overflow channel that drops back down to Light Hazzles Clough, now called the River Roch despite its small size.

Approaching the reservoir there is another overflow controlled by a stop board, which in July 2017 is diverting all flow to the watercourse downstream of the reservoir. Then there is a storage pond with a weir at the outlet, and the channel finally plunges steeply down to the reservoir.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9531 1866 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8641N 2:4.3472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9531 1866
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Weir with Stop Board  Channel 

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