Analysis: Reservoir dams - a water-tight insurance risk?

Whaley Bridge - single use
Personnel use a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter to lower bags of aggregate to reinforce the damaged spillway of the Toddbrook Reservoir dam above the town of Whaley Bridge
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The 2800 dams in the UK supply drinking water to towns and cities, as well as feeding canals, helping agriculture and facilitating fishing, sailing and water sports. But in August, heavy rainfall

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