Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Grimspound and Jem
N 50° 31.549 W 003° 51.319
30U E 439373 N 5597445
Quick Description: A dam built originally to supply water to the residents of Paignton in South Devon, UK.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/24/2006 6:56:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM12AJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 91

Long Description:
The dam was built to catch water from the Venford brook as it makes it way down from Holne Moor to the River Dart on Southern Dartmoor. Easily reached by road, the road runs over the dam. At it's Western side is a small car park with toilet facilities, a good starting point for one of several walks onto the moor or around the reservoir. Completed in 1907 the Dam holds approximately 198 million gallons of water and covers an area of approx 33 acres.
Waterway where the dam is located: Tributary of River Dart

Main use of the Water Dam: Water Supply (Drinkable)

Material used in the structure: masonry

Date built: 01/01/1907

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Height of Dam: Not listed

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