Construction of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is progressing well, with two of the three spillway gates at Knostrop weir now in operation. In addition, the scheme comprises two further gates at Crown Point in the City Centre, scheduled for installation in 2017.
When completed, the five pneumatic spillway gates will regulate flow, and will be lowered in high flow conditions to reduce the risk of flooding. The scheme is one of the largest flood defence projects currently under construction in the UK. Leeds City Council have released a flyover video on their website to showcase the progress so far: