SP9114 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (18) Waiting to be taken away

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

Repairing Startops Reservoir (18) Waiting to be taken away
Repairing Startops Reservoir (18) Waiting to be taken away
Construction work has finished and the JCBs and the sections of the pontoon are waiting to be removed from the reservoir. Unfortunately I was not there to see how they were removed but assume that a crane was brought in along the top of the reservoir dam, as when I revisited the area a couple of days later they were gone.
Next SP9113 : Repairing Startops Reservoir (19) The Finished SW Breakwater
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
Saturday, 5 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Construction, Development  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Reservoir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9193 1405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0516N 0:40.0638W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9189 1405
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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