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UK Eye brook reservior overflow, Leics, Aug15

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Explore with JuJu, KM Punk & Lost Explorer on a beautiful summers day.

This place exceeded expectations; the scale of the overflow is epic. Being under the actual overflow vents, at the bottom of the reservoir level gives you a sense of impending doom. If water were to be cascading out those vents whilst you were under it; it would be surely be curtains. Fortunately water levels in the lake were low.

Thanks to KM Punk for this one.

The reservoir was formed by the damming of the Eye Brook. It was built between 1937 and 1940 by Stewarts & Lloyds to supply water to their Corby steel works, now part of Tata Steel, formerly Corus. During the Second World War it was used in May 1943 as a practice site for the Dambuster raids, standing in for the Möhne Reservoir; a plaque commemorates this.

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And finally, The reservoir itself

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thanks for looking

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