Precautionary work at Shipley Lake
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Regular inspections of the dam by Derbyshire County Council have revealed some damage around one metre below the water line which needs to be repaired. Heavy rain is expected on Saturday and, as a precaution, water is being removed from the dam to lower the water level.
Derbyshire constabulary and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue are supporting the work and the Nutbrook trail path, which runs past the Nutbrook café, has been closed. The café has also been advised to close as a temporary measure.
A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said “With the heavy rain expected over the weekend and the damage that has been discovered in the Shipley lake dam we have decided to lower the water level and close the nearby path temporarily. Residents are asked not to use the path and to stay clear of the dam and pumping equipment whilst the work is carried out.”
Continual monitoring of the dam and water levels is underway with partners from the Local Resilience Forum supporting the response.