SK1789 : Ladybower Reservoir

taken 2 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Ladybower Reservoir
Ladybower Reservoir
The upper end of the reservoir is almost empty following a hot dry summer; the overall reservoir system was at about 35% capacity when this shot was taken in November. The twin pipes of the Derwent Valley Aqueduct carry water direct from the Derwent and Howden reservoirs to a treatment works at Bamford.
Derbyshire Dams :: SK1938

The Upper Derwent Valley above Bamford is dominated by three large reservoirs, built between 1901 and 1945 to supply water to Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Howden is the uppermost and oldest of the three; below that is Derwent Reservoir, filled between November 1914 and January 1916. Work on Ladybower Reservoir commenced in 1935 and, despite the shortage of materials and resources in the Second World War, was opened in 1945 by King George VI. Unlike the solid masonry dams built for the Howden and Derwent reservoirs, Ladybower Dam is a clay-cored earth embankment. Two villages were engulfed when Ladybower Reservoir was filled, Derwent and Ashopton, and their remains can still be seen when water levels are low. Famously, Derwent Reservoir was used by 617 Squadron in preparation for the ‘Dambusters’ raid on the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
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Uplands  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1744 8909 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.9012N 1:44.3509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1742 8888
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