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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2008

20th January 2008

These photos show the pumps in the Chatterley Brook1 just upstream from the bridge at Broadmeadows that leads to the caravan park.

These are pumping water down to the point where the pipe ends at Fiveways just prior to where the mill race was located.

Pumps in the Chatterley Brook (20-01-08)
Pumps in the Chatterley Brook
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Water at being pumped to Fiveways (20-01-08)
Water at being pumped to Fiveways
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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19th January 2008

The Spillway
The spillway (19-01-08)
The spillway
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This area further up the Rudhall Brook is going to be the spillway. Here, as partially seen in the photo to the left, the bank will be lowered to form a green spillway.

The bank will be lowered so that when the level in the brook rises to a level that could overwhelm the banks further down stream towards Ross, then the water will flow out here and be retained behind the bund. The water level flowing down the brook and from the bund can then be regulated to greatly reduce the likelihood of flooding due to the Rudhall and Chatterley1 Brooks.

The spillway bank (19-01-08)
The spillway bank
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Fiveways

This shows that the low parts of the site have flooded due to the heavy rains that have recently fallen. Below right is a great shot of the water spraying out over the tunnel sections.

Fiveways (19-01-08)
Fiveways
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Water Spray (16-01-08)
Water spray
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Pipes at fiveways (19-01-08)
The pipes at Fiveways
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Here we see that the drainage pipes have now made it to the edge of the site at Fiveways.


This is the bifurcation chamber during the floods. As can be seen in the photo, various bits of the shuttering are floating around in the flood water.

Bifurcation chamber (19-01-08)
The bifurcation chamber at Fiveways
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Broadmeadows
Broadmeadows (19-01-08)
Broadmeadows
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The tunnel sections have been added where the bridge over the Chatterley Brook1 once was. Unfortunately the heavy rain has flooded the area thus making work much harder.


This is a view from the other direction of the square pipes in the channel as the work continues on the bridge.

Broadmeadows from downstream (19-01-08)
Broadmeadows from the downstream side
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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18th January 2008

Broadmeadows
Pipes being installed (18-01-08)
Pipes being installed
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Now the pipes have been added from just upstream of the Broadmeadows Caravan Park entrance bridge all around the site to a point somewhere between Broadmeadows Industrial Estate and the Kings Acre/Fiveways car park.


Homs Road

A back shunt has been added in order to allow the small engine, used to pull the trucks containing the spoil created during the tunnelling operation, to go into here as the trucks are slightly shorter than the shaft is wide, hence if the engine and the truck is in the bottom of the shaft then the spoil cannot be easily lifted up the shaft and into the spoil storage area above ground.

The back shunt being added (18-01-08)
The back shunt being added
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The both tunnels (18-01-08)
The back shunt and main tunnel
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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16th January 2008

Broadmeadows

These pipes have been delivered and are to be used to pump water around the site so that building works can continue without the water from the streams flowing through the area.

Drainage pipes (16-01-08)
Drainage pipes
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Pipes being delivered (16-01-08)
The pipes being delivered
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Fiveways
The piles at Kings Acre (16-1-08)
The piles at Kings Acre
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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These piles, each 5m long, are being driven into the ground so that a trench can be dug out without the sides collapsing. The tunnel sections can then be laid into the trench as it makes its way towards Broadmeadows from the Fiveways/Kings Acre Car park area. To the right can be seen the back of J.S.Carpets new store.

This method of working is easier then using the box clamps, which can be seen at the bottom of the shot (the yellow and green pieces of equipment), and should mean that progress will be quicker and easier for the people working in the trench.


Homs Road Shaft

In the photo the opening that can be seen to the bottom left is the where the tunnel boring machine will start its journey to the Fiveways/Kings Acre site.

Homs Road shaft (16-01-08)
The Homs Road shaft
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Metalwork (29-10-07)
The tunnel support structure
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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This steelwork is the tunnel entrance support that can be seen in the shaft photo above.


This is a view looking from a different angle at the various bits of equipment that can be seen from the Rope Walk.

Floods at Homs Road (16-1-08)
The equipment at Homs Road
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Floods at Homs Road (16-1-08)
The floods at Homs Road
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Here the flood waters can be seen as being right up to the edge of the site.


15th January 2008

Fiveways

The sheer volume of water going over the sluice area can be clearly seen here.

The flood waters at the sluice (15-01-08)
The flood waters at the sluice
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Homs Road
The rising shaft (15-01-08)
The rising shaft at Homs Road
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Even though the River Wye has burst its banks, and the brook is very high, works still continue at the bottom of the rising shaft at Homs Road in preparation for the arrival of the tunnelling equipment.


Broadmeadows

Here the flood waters can be seen as nearly reaching the top of the tunnel sections which shows how deep the water was at this point.

Broadmeadows in flood (15-01-08)
Broadmeadows in flood
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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1 The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove. It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook.

2 Flood Work Hit By Weak Teeth Ross-on-Wye Journal - Wednesday May 14, 2008


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