SP9113 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (6) Grouting Stonework at the Reservoir Spillway

taken 3 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Repairing Startops Reservoir (6) Grouting Stonework at the Reservoir Spillway
Repairing Startops Reservoir (6) Grouting Stonework at the Reservoir Spillway
I was interested to see working being done here as the reservoir has never been full in recent years. It may be that the monitor points installed in the earth dam several years ago (see SP9113 : Monitoring Point on the Earth Embankment of Startops Reservoir) showed that water was seeping out along the West Bank, and the current work will allow the reservoir to be filled to capacity. It will be interesting to see if, once the work is completed, water will be allowed to rise to the point that the reservoir overflows.
Next SP9113 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (7)
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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Thursday, 19 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 November, 2015
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Construction, Development  Water resources 
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