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Why Not Syphon The Reservoir?

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Rev. Green | 08:34 Fri 02nd Aug 2019 | Science
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The high-power pumps can empty the reservoir in four months and consume large amounts of energy. A hundred pipes could empty it quicker and cost little.

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The answer's simple. Move the problem to the London area, it'll be solved in a week.
09:06 Fri 02nd Aug 2019
Where would they put the water they would waste ?
Anyway, 4 months. Surely they can't wait that long to sort it ?
Apparently it is filling up as they are emptying it.
They will need to find a huge, convenient hole to put the siphoned water into.
I was listening to the news earlier and they are trying to build a dam to prevent further water getting into the reservoir as they are already pumping/syphoning the water out.
what are we talking about? link?
The answer's simple. Move the problem to the London area, it'll be solved in a week.
I think TTT is just being pedantic.

It will be dreadful of that dam does burst.
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OG i don't know every item that's in the news. First I've heard of this issue.
All they need do is dig a large hole and put the water in it.......... -
TTT - if you concentrated on real current affairs instead of being rude about Remainers and the LibDems, you could be a happier and nicer person.
thanks for the advice
TTT - maybe you could consider taking the advice?
I will, thanks I've seen the light, you have succeeded where others have failed, well done.
TTT - sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
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Perhaps the answers asking where would the water go or saying they'd need a large hole were joking: pipes draped over the good part of the spillway would of course have siphoned water onto - the spillway!
Rev.Green. The spillway had a whacking great hole in it.More water on it would have caused more damage.
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Hi Danny, The damage is confined to one end, hence "good part" in my answer.
It occurred to me that a spillway is unlikely to be expected to drain a whole reservoir, just the excess. Still has to go somewhere without making a village into marshland. But good luck to them if they find a way. Having stated that, the clay/soil foundation seems fine. Unsure much draining is useful.

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