SP9114 : Startopsend Reservoir (Information)

taken 8 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Startopsend Reservoir (Information)
Startopsend Reservoir (Information)
See SP9114 : Canal and Reservoir Information Tring Area.
The following are extracts from the notice board pictured above (erected 2009) which also gives the fishing rules and regulations.
The Tring Reservoirs were built to supply water to the Grand Union Canal. Startopsend, built in 1817, has a surface area of 28 acres and holds 106.5 million gallons of water. Marsworth, built in 1806, has a surface area of 24 acres and holds 55.5 million gallons.
As well as specimen bream, tench, roach and perch, the reservoirs are also home to some large carp with Startopsend having produced fish to over 40 lbs. In addition, both reservoirs hold large pike with Startopsend having produced fish over 30lbs. Marsworth has also produced a catfish of over 50lbs in weight.
Startopsend (or just Startops) Reservoir, near Tring
Startopsend Reservoir was opened in 1817 to provide water for the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union Canal). All but the section of the reservoir adjacent to the Marsworth Reservoir dam are in SP9113. Most of Startopsend Reservoir is in Hertfordshire, but the northernmost part is in Buckinghamshire. It differs from the other reservoirs in the area in that it has very little natural vegetation. It has the Marsworth Reservoir dam on its eastern flank, plus the road on the Tringford Reservoir dam. The Northern edge separates it from the Grand Union Canal and the South West and North West sides are also dams. It takes the overflow water from Marsworth and Tringford Reservoirs and has no direct supply of water.
Low Water in Startops Reservoir :: SP9113
Startops Reservoir became very low in the Autumn of 2011, as did the adjacent Marsworth and Tringford Reservoirs. Startops only receives water from the other two reservoirs when they are full and as a result the level was still slowly falling in January 2012 and only started to rise again at the end of February. The three reservoirs supply water to the Grand Union Canal which runs immediately to the North West of Startops Reservoir.
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Thursday, 18 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 July, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9197 1405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0512N 0:40.0290W
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