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Jolly Bob
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11/11/2018 : 10:16:05      reply with quote


Does anybody know why the reservoir water level is so low and appears to be getting lower as each day passes?
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dogcatcher
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11/11/2018 : 16:35:16      reply with quote


still low from the summer they let some through 24 7 to keep the beck topped up
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Mickyfinn
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11/11/2018 : 19:24:08      reply with quote


Sorry dogcatcher, surely there is sufficient water coming down from the other part of the beck via Bradley Road, to negate the need to open the sluices unnecessarily at the onset of heavy rain or for any other reason. This reinforces my opinion that water release from the reservoir is a major cause of flooding further down the beck at times of heavy rainfall. I have regularly witnessed the beck levels rising from less than a foot to six foot & more in a matter of a few hours.
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Lewis
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13/11/2018 : 17:38:28      reply with quote


Compensation water was always released for the users, mills etc. Depending on the level of water a certain litreage would be allowed to flow to keep the wheels turning etc.
I think now it is to keep the beck sweet and wild life happy. Of course the flow needs to do that up nearer the reservoir too, IE well above Bradley road.
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Lewis
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13/11/2018 : 17:38:40      reply with quote


Compensation water was always released for the users, mills etc. Depending on the level of water a certain litreage would be allowed to flow to keep the wheels turning etc.
I think now it is to keep the beck sweet and wild life happy. Of course the flow needs to do that up nearer the reservoir too, IE well above Bradley road.
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wheelaman123
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13/11/2018 : 18:24:28      reply with quote


The water level seems to be getting lower every week. I spoke with Yorkshire Water today to ask if there was a reason for this, after 1 hour he came back to me and said they were not aware of a low level but would look into this and come back to me another day.
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Jolly Bob
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14/11/2018 : 14:48:18      reply with quote


I agree with Wheelaman 123, there is something fishy going on. I first came to Silsden in 1974 and I have never seen the water level as low as it is at the moment. Can someone please give a definitive answer to this question
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wheelaman123
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14/11/2018 : 16:09:13      reply with quote


Had my ring back from YWA this afternoon, reason for low level is due to the very dry summer months. when i said that the reservoir above Addingham ( cant remember its name ) is full to the brim after all the dry weather, there response was maybe silsden water is been used to top up some other reservoir. I then asked if they could tell me which reservoir that would be i was told they do not have that information. I think there is something they are not wanting us to know.
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Jolly Bob
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24/11/2018 : 11:25:22      reply with quote


I see the reservoir is still low, despite the torrential downpours of the last week!
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midway
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24/11/2018 : 17:40:46      reply with quote


Thought you could find this response interesting,could they be using the reservoir for flood storage?

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dogcatcher
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25/11/2018 : 01:43:28      reply with quote


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i wonder what the waltonians fishing clubs take is on this it must be affecting the fish and fishing.
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Jolly Bob
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28/11/2018 : 15:35:00      reply with quote


Thanks for this information. The mystery is nswered and solved
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Jolly Bob
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28/11/2018 : 15:36:23      reply with quote


It should have read " the mystery is now answered and resolved"
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hat
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05/12/2018 : 13:28:26      reply with quote


Completely full today. I know we’ve had a fair bit of rain the last few days but surely not enough to fill a res? It must be getting fed from elsewhere upstream
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05/12/2018 : 14:07:38      reply with quote


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poss pumped from chelker as well as rain.as cant off filled up that quick with just the rain.water still has to be released down the res beck as its nearly a mile before its joins bradley rd beck at the ford by old post office.
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12/12/2018 : 16:52:12      reply with quote


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