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HRS 303 MBBC, Canal overflow to Irwell, Hinds, Bury 1971

At Hinds near Bury, the River Irwell flows extremely close and alongside the canal, although at a much lower elevation. This allowed canal engineers to construct a simple overflow spillway from the Bolton Bury Canal into the river. The main water supply for the canal summit level entered the canal within just a few hundred yards and a fail-safe to ensure storm water went into the river Irwell.

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Keywords:Elton, canals, elton, flooding, hinds, lancashire, manchester, bolton and bury canal, overflows, reservoir, spillways, water supply

HRS 303 MBBC, Canal overflow to Irwell, Hinds, Bury 1971