SP9213 : Depth Gauges exposed by low water in Startops Reservoir

taken 6 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Depth Gauges exposed by low water in Startops Reservoir
Depth Gauges exposed by low water in Startops Reservoir
When the reservoir is full only the first of the four posts is visible above the water. The water is always down quite a bit at the end of the summer because the water is used in the Grand Union Canal but in the last 45 years I have never seen it as low as this
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.
Startopsend (or just Startops) Reservoir, near Tring :: SP9114
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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
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Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9202 1383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9321N 0:39.9890W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9205 1385
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