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DOVENBY BECK Drainage obstructions from packhorse bridge to wooden footbridge
Dovenby Beck flows under the packhorse bridge, by the gate between the fields. There was a large dead tree on the downstream side which was washed into the beck in winter storms of 2013/14 and washed 40 paces downstream with the force of the water. There are about three other trees that were already restricting the flow at this point.
In December 2015 another tree snapped and joined the other trees in Dovenby Beck.
There are many trees growing in the watercourse that restrict the flow in flood conditions.
Is there scope for a culvert to the side of the packhorse bridge that would increase the flow capacity of Dovenby Beck at this constriction point?