|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Managing agency||Severn Trent Water|
|Surface area||2.43 square kilometres (600 acres)|
|Average depth||19.7 metres (65 ft)|
|Water volume||22,730,000m³ (5 billion gallons)|
Draycote Water is a reservoir and country park near the village of Dunchurch, 3.75 miles (6 km) south of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, owned and operated by Severn Trent Water. It supplies drinking water to Rugby, via Barby Storage Reservoir, and is named after the nearby hamlet of Draycote.
The reservoir was created in the 1960s and was opened in January 1969  and is by far the largest expanse of water in Warwickshire. It covers more than 600 acres (240 hectares) and holds up to 5 billion gallons (23 million m³) of water.The water is extracted by a tower on the north west side of the reservoir.
The embankment here was for a time the second largest dam in the world - only the Aswan dam of Egypt was larger. The reservoir is filled by water that is pumped uphill from the river Leam at Eathorpe village and also from a supply at Stanford reservoir north of Rugby.
Draycote Water is now home to a herd of over 200 alpacas. Toft Alpacas is based on the banks of the reservoir and the animals can be seen from the road surrounding Draycote. Public footpath walks can be taken off the water to get a closer look at the farm and these unusual inhabitants of rural Warwickshire.
It is also popular with cyclists and walkers.
- Aspects of 20th Century Rugby, Rugby Local History Research Group
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