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  1. mickledore

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    I got a PM last Sunday from that nice @rookies who lives near Bamford that the plugholes were close to overflowing. A week of snow and rain and the water is doing it's thing. Called round to Torside on the way home. That too is nicely overflowing. Time to get those 13 stoppers out.
    Excuse the crappy phone pics.
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  2. rookies

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    I can be nice ha ha and can be a pain in the arse as we all know.. But of late I been a good boy
     
  3. Hertsman

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    Very jealous of you guys being so close to these.....
     
  4. mickledore

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    Well I'm getting on for a 2 hour drive away. @rookies lives on the doorstep.
    You'll have your own stuff that we would like to see but can't.

    I must thank Andrew for his help. Much appreciated.
     
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  5. rookies

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    No prob at all if at any time anyone wants to know if plug hole in action or derwent is over flowing give us a shout.

    I think the plug going get close end of week.
     
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    Went up to the Derwent Dam afterwards. So much water coming over that you couldn't see the masonry.
    Believe if or not I once climed that dam when it was frozen solid. Winter of '83 IIRC. Ice axes, crampons etc. It was a bit scary near the top. Brown trouser job!!!
     
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    Last day of plug hole being open tmr then it being closed
     
  8. mickledore

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    What happens then? Where does all the surplus water go?
     
  9. rookies

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    Bye bye plughole photos...the Environment Agency have asked for the water levels to be dropped in Ladybower tomorrow to increase flood storage capacity in the reservoir. There'll be a release of water down the River Derwent tomorrow from 9am. If you're kayaking at Matlock
     
  10. rookies

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    Well there other ways the water get shift just not down plug hole.
     
  11. mickledore

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    So they just open the sluices? That could be worth watching.
     
  12. rookies

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    Open a massive valve at the bottom
     
  13. mickledore

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    Lucky to get the shots I did. Once again.....thanks for the tip.
     
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    Was meant to be going to shoot the plug holes on Sunday, will they definitely not be flowing even if we have lots of rain between now and then?
     
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    Doesn't sound like it. @rookies lives on the spot so he'll have more info when he gets on here.
     
  16. joncro

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    Thanks for the info, knew I should of gone last weekend!
     
  17. mickledore

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    Yeah. It was good. I've been trying for ages to get them. Sorry.
     
  18. rookies

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    I will update you but while valve open plug hole won’t overflow.
     
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    Rookies - the Derbyshire Times says that the plug holes are flowing again, have your heard or seen anything?
     
  20. rookies

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    Yes it overflowing currently.
     
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    Has anyone flown a drone over these for a different perspective?
     
  22. rookies

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    Yes several Local Photographers have done it..
     

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