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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 11th November, 2013)

The Dam (Flood alleviation scheme)

The Dam (Flood alleviation scheme)
Taken from a different viewpoint, showing the steel posts intended to prevent any uprooted trees and large debris from reaching the dam.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Jonno on 11th November 2013 at 00:38

It's the Duggy not the Thames. It's the lowest point in Wigan what's going to flood? Waste of money for me, mind you, i live up th'ill in Standish.

Comment by: Mick on 11th November 2013 at 07:01

These piles are to stop large trees from passing.

Comment by: peterp on 11th November 2013 at 07:54

Mick Harry did say on his caption what they are for. If trees did get trapped on these posts would that not create flooding problems and how easy would it be to remove the tree or large debris? Cannot visualise the dam area will have to visit it one day

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 11th November 2013 at 10:39

peterp, have a look at this:-


Areal View of Dam taken from upstream.

Comment by: Ken R on 11th November 2013 at 20:28

Interesting photo.

Piles will stop lots of things from passing.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 11th November 2013 at 22:43

Very good Ken...well, it made me laugh !

Comment by: Ellen on 12th November 2013 at 02:18

Well said Ken!

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th November 2013 at 20:11

I was told that there was going to be a statue on the round plinth, visible near the trees between the third and fourth tallest posts from the left side of the photo.

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