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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 20th October, 2015)

Worthington Reservoir

Worthington Reservoir
Low water on a mist early autumn day.

Photo: David  (iPhone 4s)
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Comment by: Mick on 20th October 2015 at 07:35

It is low

Comment by: Rev David Long on 20th October 2015 at 08:41

Nothing to do with Wigan, but if you want to see a reservoir with really low water, visit this site: http://www.lacdeguerledan.com
When it was created the lake drowned 17 locks of the Nantes to Brest Canal in Brittany. Being interested in canals, I wanted to see what remained of the locks etc., so I made a visit there last week. In the past the lake has been drained regularly for inspections - but this is probably the last such draining as electronic apparatus has now been installed to carry out inspections without the need to drain.

Comment by: Jonno on 20th October 2015 at 10:24

A little bit eerie David, no, not Erie, it's to small, lol. Again, nothing to do with Wigan, in Australia recently i saw what is known as The Disappearing Lake, off the main highway between Canberra and Sydney, Lake George, 16 miles long x 6 miles wide, average depth 1 metre, maximum depth 7.5 metres, there one week, gone the next, it has no outflows, just evaporation.

Comment by: barry on 20th October 2015 at 14:47

remember fishing here when it was stocked with trout .early 80s biggest one i caught 4 lb 9 oz rainbow

Comment by: Garry on 20th October 2015 at 20:07

So big barry.

Comment by: Gary 2r's on 20th October 2015 at 21:54

Shut up Garrry

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