TQ0472 : Staines Reservoirs dam

taken 7 years ago, near to Stanwell, Surrey, Great Britain

Staines Reservoirs dam
Staines Reservoirs dam
Construction of the reservoirs commenced in 1898 and was completed in 1902 with a planned storage capacity of 3,300 million gallons of water. The dam is made up mainly of material excavated from the inside and contains a puddle wall 6 feet wide and toothed into the underlying London Clay. The reservoir side of the embankment is faced with concrete blocks to prevent damage to the dam by wave action.
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TQ0472, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Category
Reservoir dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 046 728 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.6832N 0:29.7687W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 046 729
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