SX6871 : Holne: Venford Reservoir

taken 7 years ago, near to Poundsgate, Devon, Great Britain

Holne: Venford Reservoir
Holne: Venford Reservoir
The dam, over which the Holne-Hexworthy road runs, was built in 1907, using granite from local quarries and from Merrivale. The reservoir holds 198 million gallons of water when full and has a catchment area of 291 hectares or 720 acres. Originally designed to supply Paignton with water, the town outgrew the reservoir and now water is supplied to Widecombe in the Moor and Ashburton, although some still flows to Paignton and Brixham.
Towards the end of a dry June in 2010 the reservoir is below its maximum capacity
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 June, 2010
Category
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 686 710 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.4882N 3:51.2806W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 685 712
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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