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Water Works

Very few places in the world to inspect the workings of a real Archimedes screw, thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
mikkjel_dag
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Settle, United Kingdom
Great after a good rain fall

After some rain (and we did have that this year) it's lovely to see the water rushing .... a lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Wil283
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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24 Jun 2018
“Water Works”
8 Oct 2017
“Something fishy going on?”
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Church Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9JS, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very few places in the world to inspect the workings of a real Archimedes screw, thanks to the initiative of local people some years ago, You may also have the chance to see salmon leaping here at the weir. And in very wet weather you...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is an advanced form of generating 'green' electricity with the use of an Archimedean screw. However, I am led to believe that the salmon numbers are down since this was created in 2009? Great engineering but at what price?More

3  Thank davidwilliambarnes
James T, Director at Settle Hydro, Weir & Salmon Ladder, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Opposition from a few anglers persists despite there being no evidence to support the theory that Archimedean screws harm fish migration. We operate under an Abstraction Licence from the Environment Agency which gives priority to fish migration by restricting our generation at low flows to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

After some rain (and we did have that this year) it's lovely to see the water rushing .... a lot of noise :)

Thank Wil283
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This multi award winning Settle Hydro uses an Archimedean screw to generate 'Green' electricity from the River Ribble as it flows over the adjacent weir. The hydro system has been built into the mill which for hundred of years which fed water to power machinery...More

1  Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Situated on the river Ribble on the road into Settle, it features a weir, the Salmon ladder and a Hyro power station driven by an Archimedes screw situated in the old mill race that powered the water wheel at Bridge End Mill, which is now...More

2  Thank Charles G
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