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Black Springs closure

Notification of Construction Works, February-April 2021

During recent inspections at these reservoirs some defects have been identified on the dams at each, and in the interest of safety remedial works have been deemed necessary.

To enable the repairs it will be necessary to lower the water levels at Black Springs, Easter Bavelaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs. This will include a full closure of the causeway at Black Springs for part of this period. There will be a Contractor situated in the area for several weeks during this period and we would ask that people are mindful of construction traffic during this period.

It is proposed that the works will be carried out between 22nd February 2021 and 9th April 2021, with water levels being allowed to fill again as soon as is possible during the repairs period in advance of the fishing season. For the works to proceed safely Black Springs causeway/dam will be closed and unpassable to all from 1st March 2021 – 26th March 2021. Allternate routes must be used.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries please call 0131 200 2000 and ask for the City of Edinburgh Council Flood Prevention team.


Published: 8th February 2021