|Name: The Black Hole
Location: North, West end.
Length: about 2km
Size/Shape: variety of changes
Other Exits: Manholes
Junction Room(s): Quite a few junctions
Water Level: less then a ft.
Info: we stumbles upon this drain randomly. we were in a smaller
1200mm drain and popped out because our backs were hurting and there
was a large sanitary over flow right beside us. We climbed out and sat
down my buddy Shawn said lets pop that manhole , so we did and there
was a 1800 CMP with tar coating. We then immediately started looking
for the outfall this drain. After a little walking we found it 1850mm
at the mouth. Few days later we cam back prepared and ready to roll.
Theres lots of shape changes in this drain after the CMP section. Lots
of RCP and the first time I've ever seen concrete oval , that was
exiting enough. we walked for about 2 hours and decided to pop out to
see where we were. None of us believed we walked that far underground.
We dropped back in heading anouther 300 meters and gave up we poped out
on a street and headed home. None of us have made it to the end yet but
The Black Hole Outfall.
Name: The Bridge Drain
Location: Canrobert St. West End
Size/Shape: 1650-RCP,1650-CMP with a tar coating.
Entrance: Infall or Outfall.
Other Exits: Manholes That Lead To Main Street(canrobert)
Junction Room(s): Yes, one with a overhead tunnel draining water.
Water level: Couple Of Inches To 1 Foot
Info: This is one of the larger drains in woodstock and one of the first drains i have been in. Theres a few interesting curves in this drain and the best feature is the over head waterfall, there is a over head drain about 2 feet in diameter just large enough for me to squeeze up into to get the shots I did. There are two smaller pipes feeding it , but the sounds of crashing water made it sound like rushing river. Further through the drain around the over head round grate, theres some interesting graffiti, one of the comments was (this way to the weed) with an arrow pointing towards the outfall. A short interesting drain if your in the area.
. Infall to the bridge.
Looking back out, makes for a great picture.
About hear (25m) in you can hear a faint roar of water crashing on the floor of the drain.
The ladder is to the manhole above, the tunnel on the left is above the main tunnel,water runs out of it and falls 4 feet before it crashes on the floor of the drain.
This is a small junction room at the end of the tunnel that feeds the waterfall. Those drains are about 2 feet in diameter, way to small for exploration.
This is a friend standing on the lader,Im looking down from the waterfall tube into the main tunnel,the manhole is up at the top.
This is a overhead grate that we found on our way out heading towards the outfall, there was amazing light shining through.
We crawled out of the drain for a moment to see where bouts we were.
Heading towards the outfall,nearly dark,it gets pretty deep here.
This picture is of the outfall, this time there was no grate...thank god.
Name: Blue Light Drain
Location: Pembers Pass South West End
Length:25m to junction room, each side tunnel is 35m to its small junction room.
Accessability: Very Easy
Other Exits: Manhole In Junction Room
Junction Room(s): Yes, one large one and other small ones at the end of the side pipes in first junction room.
Water Level: 1-5inches
Info: This is the very first drain i've been in. We moved into this house with a field out back and in the bottom of the gully there lies the drain. For a while I wondered what was in it. So one night i decided to take a look, I grabbed my boots and a flashlight. Once i was inside the drain i thought this was very exciting, I continued on and came to a room with 3 drains feeding the outfall pipe. I went up every branch they all come to manhole rooms and get smaller. Thanks to this drain i have a new hobbie.
This is the outfall of blue light and also the entrance.
This is just inside,its half full with frozen backed up water from a week ago,we had heavy rain then it all froze.
This is the junction room in blue light as you can see its also full of frozen water,both side tunnels lead to smaller rooms with manholes above,the tunnels are to small(600-RCP) to enter for further exploration.
The manhoel in this room casts night natral light in, hints the name blue light.
This picture is awesome,on the way out we broke through the ice an took a picture.
Name: Stalactite Drain
Location: Parkinson Rd.
Length: 1 km
Size/Shape: 1550-RCP,1500-CMP w/ tar coating,Oval,16060 RCP and CMP oval
Other Exits: Manholes Above That Lead To A Park
Junction Room(s): Yes, just where the entrance is. manhole chamber.
Water Level: 1-12 Inches (outfall is ridiculously deep)
Info: Well i found this drain by walking through the field behind my house. The blue light drain actually feeds this one, there are 3 large catch basins in the middle of the field and when it floods the water goes into the catch basins. Well once inside the drain there was a lot of debris all over, and a horrible smell, but that didn't stop me i continued on. I came up to a very large mineral deposit, a massive stalactite, this thing was about 8 feet tall coming from in the manhole chamber,It was very diffiacault to get underneath because its left me about 2 feet to squeeze underneath, but i did. I continued on and came up to some corrugated metal oval pipe, the back breaking began, the few manhole chambers gave my back a rest. In the metal oval there were wooden columns holding the roof up, about here I was ready to turn back because I was unsure if it was safe to pass by, But I did anyways with caution. The drain then turned into an RCP oval a lot smaller Which slowed me down a lot more. And after about 50m of that the shape changed again to a 1550 RCP a major relief to my back. I continued on then the drain grew to a 1650 RCP making it so I could stand straight up, delightful. at this point I could see the outfall structure. There was a half inch think metal grate over the front and i wasn't sure how to get out without getting wet, I noticed the water was very deep. So i squeezed through the slot and onto the top of the drain. that concludes this trip. I walked home with a sore back aching feet.
This is manhole is in the middle of a field,this is where we decided to enter.
The small room had 2 small pipes feeding this 1550.The trip started here.
At the top is a manhole cover,thats so high up,but no step irons,weird eh?
These are stalactites, what you don't see is how long they are.
After we made it through that gross mineral deposit section we broke our backs on some small oval, the drain grew bigger, what a relief.
Some small side pipes that were sticking out dangerously from the wall
The outfall, well it was definitely interesting getting out as the water was a good 3 feet deep.(laughs)