SE6828 : River Derwent, above Barmby Barrage

taken 23 days ago, near to Long Drax, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

River Derwent, above Barmby Barrage
River Derwent, above Barmby Barrage
The purpose of Barmby Barrage is to prevent the tide entering the River Derwent allowing more water to be extracted for domestic consumption. This is the view upstream from the barrage; the orange buoys direct vessels towards the lock which gives them access to the River Ouse.
River Derwent (Yorkshire)
The Derwent rises on Fylingdale Moors (North Yorkshire Moors National Park) and flows 72 miles, mainly south to its junction with the River Ouse at Barmby Barrage. En route it passes through a number of glacial overflow channels, namely The Forge Valley ( Link ) and Kirkham Abbey Gorge. It originally would have had its mouth near Scarborough but this was blocked by glacial debris. The river is prone to flooding, to relieve this pressure the Victorians constructed the Sea Cut Link .
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
River Derwent 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6809 2867 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.9977N 0:58.1349W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6808 2863
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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