ICE members visit Abberton Reservoir project

A group of Civil Engineers visited the ongoing works to that will allow the water level in Abberton Reservoir to be raised by 3 metres last week.  The project is being carried out by Carillion Civil Engineering for client Essex and Suffolk Water.  After an introduction to the project the group mounted up into two 4×4’s and toured the perimeter of the reservoir stopping briefly to view up close the works to the B1026 Causeway, the dam / swallow hole / valve tower, and the temporary and new offtake pump station.

Thanks to Carillion and Essex and Suffolk water for allowing the visit.  A few photos below:

Introductory talk
Introductory talk
The group viewing the works to the B1026 Causeway
The group viewing the works to the B1026 Causeway
The B1026 Causeway
The B1026 Causeway
Interface between the Open Stone erosion protection and the resin bound gravel erosion protection
Interface between the Open Stone erosion protection and the resin bound gravel erosion protection
Atop the raised main dam
Atop the raised main dam
The raised and protected main dam
The raised and protected main dam
Jim explaining a technical point
Jim explaining a technical point
The new Broad Meadows inlet structure
The new Broad Meadows inlet structure
New Offtake Pumping Station superstructure
New Offtake Pumping Station superstructure
Hi-Viz
Hi-Viz
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