Wet Sleddale and Swindale
SWINDALE 08A - Impounding weir, Swindale Beck Intake
The impounding weir on Swindale Beck, Swindale in the Eden District of Cumbria.
This impounding weir allows water to be abstracted from Swindale Beck. From here, filtered water flows through the Swindale aqueduct into Haweswater Reservoir. The reservoir provides drinking water to Manchester.
Natural England, the RSPB, the Environment Agency and United Utilities have recently been working together to put the bends back into Swindale Beck that runs through the valley. This should prevent flooding and help the wildlife. The beck had been straightened in the 1800s to provide more land for grazing and hay making.
September 17, 2017
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