Lower Seletar Reservoir

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Lower Seletar Reservoir
Cirrus clouds over the Lower Seletar Reservoir (333740180).jpg
Location Northeastern Singapore
Coordinates 1°24′15″N 103°50′23″E / 1.40417°N 103.83972°E / 1.40417; 103.83972Coordinates: 1°24′15″N 103°50′23″E / 1.40417°N 103.83972°E / 1.40417; 103.83972
Type reservoir
Basin countries Singapore
Surface area 3.6 km²
Average depth 2 m
Max. depth 5.5 m
Water volume 9.5 million m³
Shore length1 14.3 km
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lower Seletar Reservoir (Chinese: 实里达蓄水池下段 ; Malay: Takungan Air Seletar Bawah) is a reservoir located in the northeastern part of Singapore, to the east of Yishun New Town. The reservoir has a surface area of 3.6 km², and a capacity of 9.5 million m³. The mean depth of the reservoir is 2 m, with a maximum depth of 5.5 m. The shoreline length is 14.3 km.

History[edit]

Lower Seletar Reservoir was constructed under the Sungei Seletar/Bedok Water Scheme, completed in 1986. The scheme involved the damming of Sungei Seletar to form Lower Seletar Reservoir, the creation of Bedok Reservoir from a former sand quarry and the construction of Bedok Waterworks. Its unique feature was the construction of nine stormwater collection stations to tap the storm runoffs of the surrounding urbanised catchments. Eight of these collection stations are ponds at Yishun, Tampines, Bedok and Yan Kit new towns.

Today[edit]

In 2004, Public Utilities Board (PUB) allowed sailing at Lower Seletar Reservoir. This was done in collaboration with the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and the Seletar Country Club. This is the first time sailing was introduced in local reservoirs. Sports fishing is also carried out at designated areas of the Lower Seletar Reservoir.

Lower Seletar Reservoir Park[edit]

Located on the northern shore of Lower Seletar Reservoir, the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is largely flat with some undulating terrain that provides a pleasant place for a leisurely stroll or jog. You can find benches along the edge of the reservoir if you prefer to sit back and enjoy the beautiful view of the reservoir. [1]The park, with an area of 3 ha, is equipped with a jetty, shelters, restrooms, and a 1.3 km jogging track. Popular outdoor activities at the park include jogging, birdwatching and fishing. Water sports activities provided by People's Association Water-Venture outlet (Closed on every Monday and Public Holidays) can be participated by all.

The park is accessible from Yishun Avenue 1 and Lentor Avenue.

Near the park is the Seletar Teleport.

[2]Facilities available include fitness corner, fishing jetty, jogging Path/ Running track and People's Association Water-Venture.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ National Parks Board, Singapore
  2. ^ National Parks Board, Singapore - Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

References[edit]

  • National Parks Board, Singapore
  • National Parks Board, Singapore - Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

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