SE2932 : Depth marker on the Hol Beck

taken 2 months ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

Depth marker on the Hol Beck
Depth marker on the Hol Beck
The beck usually runs along merrily in its narrow invert channel, but the fact that the channel wall has been raised, and this 'traffic light' depth board installed, shows that potentially disruptive flooding is a real possibility.
The Hol Beck, Water Lane, Leeds

Today this quiet culvert meanders through the heart of the City of Leeds, but this tranquil looking stream once powered the mills and industry around Holbeck during the industrial revolution. The Hol Beck is a natural watercourse that was canalised with setted floor and stone walls in the 1840s. The water in the Hol Beck was once badly polluted by chemicals and industrial waste, but these days the water is clean enough for freshwater fish.

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Tuesday, 8 June, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 10 June, 2021
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2931 3286 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.4741N 1:33.3944W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2931 3286
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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