Ladybower Reservoir – a Portal to Other Worlds
Photos of this spectacular place, perhaps you’ve seen scattered in the network without signatures. A miracle of nature is not like, but it looks impressive! It turns out that this is not the gateway to hell, but only a funnel-shaped spillway of the reservoir Ladybower. Spillway of this form is not the only one in the world, but he’s the biggest.
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. The River Ashop flows into the reservoir from the west; the River Derwent flows south, initially through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir, and finally through Ladybower Reservoir.
The Derwent Dams were used during the Second World War to perfect the ‘bouncing bombs’ technique which in 1943, breached the Ruhr Valley Dams, in the heartland of industrial Germany. A plaque and memorial museum in the west tower of Derwent Dam retells the story of the Dambusters. The museum is open most Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year.
And these amazing images show the staggering moment a giant plughole drains millions of gallons of water a minute in an attempt to deal with the huge amount of rain which has fallen in the past week.