Canal and River Trust's thanks to teams and community after Toddbrook Reservoir incident

The Canal and River Trust has thanked everyone who has helped with the huge operation at Toddbrook Reservoir.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 12:07 pm
Engineers continuing their work at Toddbrook Reservoir on Wednesday. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

The trust, which owns the reservoir, has issued a video to acknowledge all those involved in the major incident over the last week.

Evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes on Wednesday afternoon after a multi-agency operation to reduce the water level at the reservoir, after damage was caused to the dam wall by heavy rain.

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"We've had support from so many people, including the emergency services, the military, the Environment Agency, Kier and many volunteers.

"We'd also like to say a big thanks to the local residents, businesses and our boating community who have been very patient and understanding.

"We're now going to move into a phase of design and construction, where we look to rebuild this dam."