Ladybower Reservoir

What a difference a year makes! Striking photos show difference in water levels at Hope Valley reservoirs

These pictures show the huge contrast in water levels at the three Derwent Valley reservoirs from 2018 to this year.

The hot dry summer of last year led to record low levels of water at the reservoirs, and exposing the remnants of Derwent Hall and village. But levels this year are much improved, with the three reservoirs said to be on average around 80 per cent full.

Low water levels at The Derwent reservoir in 2018
Low water levels at The Derwent reservoir in 2018
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Derwent Reservoir water levels this year
Derwent Reservoir water levels this year
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The Derwent Reservoir after a long period of hot dry weather last year
The Derwent Reservoir after a long period of hot dry weather last year
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Derwent reservoir water levels in June 2019
Derwent reservoir water levels in June 2019
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