SP9114 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (13) Transporting the Rocks by Raft

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

Repairing Startops Reservoir (13) Transporting the Rocks by Raft
Repairing Startops Reservoir (13) Transporting the Rocks by Raft
After the rocks had been loaded onto the pontoon raft they are taken across the reservoir to the area where the bank needs protection, where there are no piles along the shoreline.
Next SP9113 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (14) Unloading the Rocks
Startopsend (or just Startops) Reservoir, near Tring
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
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 December, 2015
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Construction, Development  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9187 1401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0306N 0:40.1166W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9196 1401
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