Burrator Dam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 29.639 W 004° 02.668
30U E 425916 N 5594077
Quick Description: A Dam on south west Dartmoor, Devon UK
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/9/2007 8:41:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NF6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 83

Long Description:
Burrator Dam is a dam built from massive blocks of Dartmoor Granite from local quarries. Building started in 1895 and was completed in 1898. In 1920 the dam was raised, while this was being done a suspension bridge was erected to take the traffic to and from Sheepstor. The reservoir supplies Plymouth with water.
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Waterway where the dam is located: River Meavy

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

Material used in the structure: masonry

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Height of Dam: Not listed

Date built: Not listed

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