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Title: Gold Corner pumping station
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This booklet describes the history of the Gold Corner pumping station. Gold Comer pumping station, constructed in 1942, is the largest and most complicated land drainage pumping station in South West England. The pumping station was built at the junction of the South Drain, Cripps River and the Huntspill River and is a prominent feature of the Somerset Levels and Moors - an area recognised as an internationally important wetland. The station is used to prevent flooding in the Brue Valley, maintain acceptable water levels in the South Drain and to keep the Huntspill River -which acts as a local reservoir - topped up during the summer. Water is lifted some 3 metres (8.5 feet) from the South Drain to the Huntspill River. Gold Comer owned and operated by the Environment Agency is a fine example of the engineering of its period and every year attracts hundreds of engineers, students and schoolchildren from all over the world.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Pumps; Rivers; History; Engineering; Environmental impact
Geographic Keywords: Huntspill (Somerset)Somerset
Extent: n.p. [12]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:950
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