Operation
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

Operation

Rudyard Lake is a man made reservoir and  is supplied from a feeder at the north end which runs from the river Dane.  At the south end the dam incorporates a ‘spillway’ which determines the maximum level of the water in the lake; when in use it provides a spectacular waterfall.  The outflow of water to the...

History of the Dam
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

History of the Dam

  The Dam was designed by John Rennie and construction started in 1797 with Hugh Henshall as resident engineer.   Shortly after the Dam was completed, cracks were found at its ends necessitating the Dam to be extended with wings at each end to reinforce the structure.  The Dam incorporates a ‘spillway’ which determines the...