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What animals live in the quarry?

Some quarries boast a good range of other animals:

  • Wood mouse.
  • Vole.
  • Fox.
  • Badger.
  • Peregrine falcon.
  • Crow.
  • Kestrel.
  • Pied wagtail.

Do fish live in quarries?

Without question, old rock quarries and gravel pits offer some of the best bass fishing in the country. Quarry lakes are deep, typically clear, and the best part is that no matter where you live – there’s likely to be one within 20 or 30 miles.

Can you drink quarry water?

Don’t swim in a quarry. The water can be dangerously cold, there are no lifeguards, no rescue equipment, and it is simply not safe.

Do quarries have currents?

Slippery slopes, unstable rock ledges, sharp debris on the quarry floor, and strong under currents are just some of the hazards according to a petition dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of quarries.

Why is water in a quarry so blue?

Its water has a very high pH, that is, it is very alkaline, owing to the presence of caustic chemicals that are leaching from the waste left from the lime burning. The lake water has a vivid blue colour due to the scattering of light by finely dispersed particles of calcium carbonate.

What is the difference between a quarry and a lake?

Unlike lakes, they have no sloping shore, no place to touch down. The swimmer is always in over his head. QUARRIES MAY BE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET DEEP. SIDES ARE VERTICAL, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR A SWIMMER TO GET OUT.

How do rock quarries fill with water?

So most quarries fill up naturally from groundwater seeping in and from rain once they’re closed and the pumps are removed. As a side note these “sump holes” where the pump intakes where located are usually the deepest part of a quarry and an interesting area to explore.

Why should you not swim in a quarry?

The greatest danger is cold water Quarry water is much colder than rivers, lakes and the sea. Many quarries are so deep that they are fed with water from underground springs or aquifers. Also a sudden plunge into cold water could cause your body to go into shock.

Why is Blue Lagoon stourport illegal?

This is because its high alkaline pH levels makes it similar to swimming in ‘a bath of bleach’. According to YorkshireLive, Derbyshire Police have now issued a fresh warning urging people not to visit the area.

How deep is the water in a quarry?

50 ft
Water-filled quarries can be very deep, often 50 ft (15 m) or more, and surprisingly cold, so swimming in quarry lakes is generally not recommended.

Why are quarry lakes killers?

Unexpectedly cold water can cause a swimmer’s muscles to suddenly weaken; it can also cause shock and even hypothermia. Though quarry water is often very clear, submerged quarry stones and abandoned equipment make diving into these quarries extremely dangerous. Several people drown in quarries each year.