Dovestones - Saddleworth UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RedFerret
N 53° 31.774 W 001° 58.792
30U E 567620 N 5931666
Quick Description: A dam in the north west of england, holding back the waters of Dovestone reservoir.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:54:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM8C9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:

An earth embankment dam constructed in 1967 to collect water from the surrounding moorland, this dam holds back Dovestones reservoir, used for drinking water supply, and also home to a small sailing club which uses the reservoir. Dovestones is the lowest reservoir in a series of three, the next being Yeoman Hey reservoir, then Greenfield reservoir, both to the north east. To the south east, Chew reservoir, which until 1971, was the highest constructed reservoir in England.

Due to the close proximity of the nearby village of Greenfield, there is no traditional spillway, instead there is a large bell mouth overflow, at the north end of the dam wall. There is also an emergency overflow which can dump water down onto the roadway and back into the river below, should a flash flood of 2m hit the dam.

A small pay and display carpark and toilet facilities are located at the southern end of the dam wall, and the area is popular with walkers, cyclists and dog walkers.

Waterway where the dam is located: Greenfield Brook, Chew Brook

Main use of the Water Dam: Water Supply (Drinkable)

Material used in the structure: embankment

Date built: 1/1/1967

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Height of Dam: Not listed

Fishing Allowed: Not Listed

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