SJ8497 : River Medlock

taken 4 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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River Medlock
River Medlock

Downstream from Princess Street.
River Medlock :: SJ8999

The River Medlock flows west from Tameside & Oldham into Manchester. It runs for 13 miles (including passing through Clayton Vale) before merging with the Irwell at Castlefield. The Industrial revolution exacted a heavy toll on the river, factories & waste tips lining its banks decreased the water quality to such an extent that the river stopped being able to support a fish population. Recent restoration has, however, improved water quality, the river was restocked with fish, and wildlife such as herons and kingfishers can often be seen now.

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SJ8497, 1987 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Medlock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8438 9740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3858N 2:14.2075W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8439 9740
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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