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In Pictures: Work to repair damaged reservoir continues one year on

The work on Toddbrook Reservoir in Derbyshire is set to carry on for some time.

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Construction workers inspect the pumps (Peter Byrne/PA)

Construction workers inspect the pumps (Peter Byrne/PA)

Construction workers inspect the pumps (Peter Byrne/PA)

A year after more than 1,500 people were evacuated from the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge, amid fears that the dam wall at the Toddbrook Reservoir would collapse after heavy rain, repair work is still under way.

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Toddbrook Reservoir, with the original sandbags still in place, is still undergoing repairs nearly a year later (Peter Byrne/PA

Toddbrook Reservoir, with the original sandbags still in place, is still undergoing repairs nearly a year later (Peter Byrne/PA

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Toddbrook Reservoir, with the original sandbags still in place, is still undergoing repairs nearly a year later (Peter Byrne/PA

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Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The reservoir remains drained to reduce pressure on the damaged structure (Peter Byrne/PA)

The reservoir remains drained to reduce pressure on the damaged structure (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The reservoir remains drained to reduce pressure on the damaged structure (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Construction workers have been at the site for almost 12 months (Peter Byrne/PA)

Construction workers have been at the site for almost 12 months (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Construction workers have been at the site for almost 12 months (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Work to drain Toddbrook Reservoir under way in August 2019 (Danny Lawson/PA)

Work to drain Toddbrook Reservoir under way in August 2019 (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Work to drain Toddbrook Reservoir under way in August 2019 (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Toddbrook Reservoir came close to collapse, with the residents of Whaley Bridge village, which lies beneath it, evacuated (Peter Byrne/PA)

Toddbrook Reservoir came close to collapse, with the residents of Whaley Bridge village, which lies beneath it, evacuated (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Toddbrook Reservoir came close to collapse, with the residents of Whaley Bridge village, which lies beneath it, evacuated (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in heavy rainfall (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Ducks make their way through the site by the drained reservoir last year (Jacob King/PA)

Ducks make their way through the site by the drained reservoir last year (Jacob King/PA)

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Ducks make their way through the site by the drained reservoir last year (Jacob King/PA)

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Work on the reservoir began after heavy rainfall (Joe Giddens/PA)

Work on the reservoir began after heavy rainfall (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Work on the reservoir began after heavy rainfall (Joe Giddens/PA)

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An RAF Chinook helicopter flew in sandbags to shore up the dam (Peter Byrne/PA)

An RAF Chinook helicopter flew in sandbags to shore up the dam (Peter Byrne/PA)

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An RAF Chinook helicopter flew in sandbags to shore up the dam (Peter Byrne/PA)

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