Farnley Balancing Reservoir :: Shared Description

This artificial lake, which some other contributors have named as Wortley reservoir (it is between the two places), acts as a flood prevention measure by attenuating (taking up the peak of) flash floods on the Farnley Beck (a tributary of the River Aire) and the water level is therefore deliberately kept low to provide strategic storage. It was apparently built in response to a severe flood in 1967.

The earth dug out for the reservoir was used to build terraced playing fields nearby. In dry weather the reservoir contains about 12 million gallons [54 Megalitres] and is less than 1 metre deep. In severe weather the reservoir can hold over 47 million gallons [213 Ml] and be over 3 metres deep. (source: LinkExternal link )

A video clip on youtube shows the balancing reservoir in action in times of high flow: LinkExternal link
by Stephen Craven
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16 images use this description:

SE2533 : Farnley Reservoir: high inflow (2) by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Cascade into Farnley reservoir, looking up, low flow by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Outlet of Farnley Balancing Reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Island in Farnley reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2532 : Chimney of Stonebridge Mills by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Farnley Reservoir: high inflow (1) by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Farnley Reservoir: filling by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Path junction by Farnley Balancing Reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Farnley Reservoir: collection channel by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Dam of Farnley Balancing Reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Cascade into Farnley reservoir, looking down, low flow by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Farnley Reservoir: steady outflow by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Collection channel, Farnley Balancing Reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Farnley Balancing Reservoir, normal low level by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Vehicular access to Farnley Reservoir by Stephen Craven
SE2533 : Tufted ducks and coots, Farnley reservoir by Stephen Craven


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Created: Wed, 2 Sep 2015, Updated: Wed, 2 Sep 2015

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