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Haweswater, which supplies Manchester at around 30% full

By philtaylorphoto  
25 September2021 Haweswater Reservoir, Near Penrith Cumbria. Around Manchester, and in the Pennines levels are healthy, but Haweswater and Thirlmere, which were built by Manchester Waterworks in1935 and 1896 only have around 30% left, with Thirlmere being over 8 Metres below full level Haweswater is vast, and the level has dropped over 16 Metres below top level,sothe remains of Mardale village that was destroyed during construction can now be seen,This is the 5th warmest Summer on record, and I'm told this is the driest in the Lake District for 130 years with the area having become a busy tourist attraction.The owners, United Utilities have been frantically emailing customers to cut water use, especially as Haweswater supplies the most water in the area, especially to Manchester via over miles of pipes.

Used in The Times, Independent, Daily Mirror, Manchester Evening News, The Sun and oddly bought by United Utilities

Tags: Village Reservoir Walls Empty September 30% Hidden Mud Haweswater Drought Global warming Landscape and travel Submerged Dried up Mardale Rainfall United Utilities clinate change

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ZenTony Plus
5 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2021 3:44PM
Blimey. I have been there several times in the last few years and never seen it like this.
We are listening Greta !
Tony
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
30 Sep 2021 8:07PM
Thirlmere is just as bad.

It's bizarre, it feeds Manchester where there was flooding today.

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