A "water slide" on the Damm Graben leat 1986
Where a leat had to change level suddenly the increased flow would cause scouring. To compensate for this, larch poles were placed in the leat bed to obviate this problem. Most of the Harz's leats still operate, although not for mining purposes these days.
This photograph is by Dickie Bird and was uploaded December 15th 2014. © Dickie Bird please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.
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