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Catchment Management

Spillway improvement project at Fewston Reservoir

Yorkshire Water are about to start a £400,000 spillway improvement project at Fewston Reservoir.

Fewston Reservoir is situated in the Washburn Valley near to the villages of Fewston and Timble situated just off the A59 between Harrogate and Skipton. Various walks around Fewston and Swinsty reservoir and through Yorkshire Water land allows visitors to enjoy beautiful stretches of woodland and waterside and offer stunning views of the Washburn Valley. It’s also one of Yorkshire’s premier fisheries offering high quality trout fishing which is very popular with anglers.

Engineering specialists, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), will start work on spillway improvements at Fewston this month (March 2018).

The work involves improvements to parts of the reservoir's spillway, this is the overflow structure that is used to control water flows into the downstream area. These improvements will ensure that the overflow continues to effectively protect the reservoir embankment from flood erosion by safely diverting excess flows.

Before the main work starts some trees on the embankment side of the spillway will be removed. This work is being completed now before birds start nesting.

Once the project is completed the area will be landscaped.

Andrew Constantine, Yorkshire Water Project Manager said; “This work will ensure that the spillway continues to carry out its role of protecting the reservoir embankment from flood erosion by safely diverting excess water flows away from the site.

“We’d like to reassure visitors that the fantastic recreational activities at Fewston and Swinsty will be unaffected during this project.”

The work will take about 6 months to complete.

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