Storm Katie & The Broadwater
The River Beane flows through Woodhall Park which, in 1772, was dammed to create the Broadwater and a weir and cascade at what we know as Tumbling Bay.
We have experienced an exceptional amount of water flow through the river this winter, most recently from 'Storm Katie' when an unprecedented amount of water arrived on 28th March. Unfortunately the bank to the side of Tumbling Bay gave way with this floodwater, resulting in the draining of the Broadwater.
We currently have specialists looking into the best way to re-instate the Broadwater and this historic landmark feature, whilst creating an opportunity to improve the water flow and environmental quality of the River Beane which was once a very well-known chalk stream habitat.