SP9113 : The dry stream bed feeding Startops Reservoir

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

The dry stream bed feeding Startops Reservoir
The dry stream bed feeding Startops Reservoir
This was taken in early in December 2011 and the green "grass" should normally be covered with water, and the stream trench which feeds the reservoir is completely dry.
Low Water in Startops Reservoir
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, 3 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 919 135 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.8033N 0:40.0537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 919 135
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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