A mock emergency training exercise has been held by emergency services at Dovestone Reservoir as part of an the emergency training operation across Greater Manchester codenamed Triton II, the biggest live exercise ever held in the region.
As part of the exercise at Dovestone Reservoir a Chinook military helicopter dropped off a gigantic pump. Emergency crews then pumped water out of the reservoir using the equipment that has was delivered by the helicopter.
Hundreds took part, including soldiers, GMP officers and mountain rescue teams testing their emergency response to a potential disaster in Greater Manchester.
The Dovestone Reservoir part of the excercise involved a fake emergency in which the water levels of the reservoir are risen to dangerous levels causing thousands of households being potentially damaged across the region, the Chinook helicopter was being used to transport fire crews and large pumps quickly to various points around the reservoir
That would mean thousands of households potentially being damaged across the region. The Chinook helicopter is being used to transport fire crews and large pumps quickly to various points around the reservoir. The crews at Dovestone were attempting to prevent the dam breaking, which would have meant water travelling through the valley and flooding all the way to Trafford.