Beaver Dyke Reservoirs
Beaver Dyke Reservoirs were two water supply reservoirs (one of which is still extant), 5 miles (8 km) west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. The main reservoir, also known as Lower Beaver Dyke Reservoir, was constructed in 1890 and had a surface area of 9 ha. In 2008 the reservoir's owner, Yorkshire Water, decided that it was not economic to maintain its ageing structures. It was decommissioned between 2013 and 2015 by breaching its dam and channelling a stream in the bed of the former reservoir. A residual lake of 0.5 ha was retained. The water of the reservoir was relatively nutrient rich, but it was known to suffer from potentially toxic blooms of Blue green algae.
- "Decommisioning of a reservoir -Creating a biodiversity haven". Yorkshire Water. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Beaver Dyke Reservoir" (PDF). Mott MacDonald Bentley. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Coles, B.; WARP (Project) (2006). Beavers in Britain's Past. WARP occasional paper. Oxbow Books and WARP. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-84217-226-1. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
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