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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Photo gallery of pipe works

The team at staffs county council have created a photo gallery to show the works they carried out to mend the entrance to the pipe/culvert through the dam, and also create a tower to help filter the water that flows through the dam in future. The photos show: Emptying of the area around the pipe. […]

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Dam cam goes in deep!

To thoroughly investigate the pipe/culvert that runs through the dam, the engineering team sent a camerabot into the pipe and took what we believe is the first even film footage of the inside of the dam! The footage reveals a hidden chamber the team was unaware of before, a working penstock and a broken penstock. […]

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Pool Road update!

Lots of you have been asking (including Brownhills Bob) about whether Pool Road that runs across the top of the dam will now be open. As I said to Stefan (a regular commenter on the blog), I need to refer to colleagues at the county council for answers to your questions, so sometimes they take a little […]

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The 200-year-old reservoir at the heart of Chasewater Country Park was drained of water in early 2010 amid concerns for the safety of the dam which dates back to 1797. The £5.5 million project, started by Lichfield District Council was taken over by Staffordshire County Council in May 2011. Now the ‘plug has gone back […]

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