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Was out walking yesterday and couldn't help but notice the rather inviting looking spillway from the Talla reservoir.

I can find references that others have been tempted, anyone actually taken a decent?
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Did a google search..low head dam? If so..Very Dodgy.

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I understand that the term 'low head dam' is simply an American expression for 'weir'. The nature of the risk needs to be assessed on an individual basis

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Adrian Cooper wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:27 am
I understand that the term 'low head dam' is simply an American expression for 'weir'. The nature of the risk needs to be assessed on an individual basis
Yeah, but a spillway like that is not a weir.
If anything, that would be a high head dam!

I'm sure I saw some footage of some Scottish buddies running some big spillway up that way. Will see if I can find the link on facebook later.
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At the levels on the weekend the dam that drops into the head of the spillway looked viable as did all the spillway I could see - didn't walk down to the bottom of the spillway to see if there were any bits of metal that might chop your head off or anything though.
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Strad wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:40 am
... metal that might chop your head off or anything though.
Niche reference Strad. Nice ;-)
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