Rain is apparently on its way but the driest April since records began followed by only sporadic rain in May means there is very little water to share out. Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs were built to provide compensation flow throughout the summer so to run them down in May seems odd. However regulations as they stand require CEC to provide water flows in the Water of Leith that are not matched by recent rainfall. CEC in turn requires Harlaw Hydro to let more water out of the reservoir than is coming in. At the time of writing Harlaw Reservoir is dropping 18 cms a day.
There is still some water and the reservoir is beautiful. Pictures courtesy of Andrew Clark.