2022

SN9163 : Garreg Ddu Viaduct

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Elan Village, Powys, Wales

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Garreg Ddu Viaduct in this square
Garreg Ddu Viaduct
Garreg Ddu Viaduct
Showing Garreg Ddu Dam below the viaduct.
This is only visible when the reservoir is at a low level.
This dam retains water in the Garreg Ddu Reservoir to maintain the supply to Birmingham.
Elan Valley Reservoirs :: SN9264

The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. They provide a lasting amenity in their own right for visitors to enjoy.

The protection of the water catchment to prevent pollution of the reservoirs has safeguarded the habitats of numerous species of flora and fauna.

However, it should be remembered that the dams were built to provide for a very basic need....water for the people of Birmingham.

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SN9163, 80 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Drayton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 September, 2022   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 September, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9102 6394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.7675N 3:35.8951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9114 6399
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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