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Boxing Day flood 2015 at Whalley Hydro

Posted at 07/01/2016 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 4 Comments

Boxing Day 2015
Photo Andy Mattison.

The highest ever river level put Whalley Community Hydro out of action on Boxing Day. The water got into the generator building but the electrics had been switched off so the damage to the equipment was not severe. A few parts have been replaced and we are now generating again.



  • Les

    07/01/2016 at 8:13 pm

    The same photo without the flood would be good. Before and after sort of thing.

    The graphs compliment my PY graphs, a field full of panels would even up the output.

    Glad to hear it is up and running.

  • Andy

    07/01/2016 at 8:37 pm

    Well done to everyone involved in getting generation going again. It would be great to see a photo taken from the same position now the river has calmed down a bit

  • Fettler

    08/01/2016 at 9:08 am

    Glad you made it through!

  • Kath Heaney

    08/01/2016 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you for keeping me well informed. I am glad to hear that things are getting back to some kind of normality.

    I only hope that people whose homes have been flooded will be able to get the help they need to get their lives back on track quickly too.

    When my own area (near Doncaster) suffered flooding in 2007 it really brought home to me how much it impacted on people’s daily lives, their mental health and well-being etc. It was a major factor which pushed me to investigate climate change and what part I as an individual could do to to fight it – hence my investment in the Whalley Hydro scheme, amongst others.

    I wish you all a better 2016

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