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Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds. the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds – is the best associated with this picturesque place. The funnel reservoir is not a miracle of nature, it’s human technological interaction with nature. The impressive sight like the gateway to hell has become a popular tourist location. Ladybower is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. It was built between 1935 and 1943 by the Derwent Valley Water Board, and took a further two years to fill (1945).

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Below the dam is a cut-off trench 180 feet (55 m) deep and 6 feet (1.8 m) wide filled with concrete, stretching 500 feet (150 m) into the hills each side, to stop water leaking round the dam

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Spillway of this form is not the only one in the world, but also the biggest

Spillway of this form is not the only one in the world, but also the biggest

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

The area is now attracts photographers and tourists

The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.

The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

The building of the dam wall was undertaken by the Scottish company of Richard Baillie and Sons

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

The dam differs from the Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir, as it is a clay-cored earth embankment, and not a solid masonry dam.

The dams design is peculiar in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows at the side of the wall.

The dams design is peculiar in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows at the side of the wall.

the Ladybower Reservoir

the Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir

The opening ceremony for the reservoir was carried out on Tuesday 25 September 1945 by King George VI accompanied by the future Queen Elizabeth.

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

The water is used for river control and to compensate for the water retained by all three dams, along with supply into the drinking water system and hydroelectricity generation

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