Chingford Reservoirs

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Chingford Reservoirs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Chingford Reservoirs.jpg
Looking south over the twin basins of the King George V Reservoir and the William Girling Reservoir in background
Area of SearchGreater London
Essex
Grid referenceTQ371953
InterestBiological
Area391.3 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

The Chingford Reservoirs is the collective name for the King George V Reservoir and the William Girling Reservoir, which form part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain in the London Boroughs of Enfield and Waltham Forest and Epping Forest in Essex.[1] They were constructed by John Mowlem & Co.

The reservoirs are a 391.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, of which 316.3 hectares are in London and 75 hectares in Essex.[1]

The reservoirs are major wintering grounds for wildfowl, including nationally important populations of shovelers and great crested grebes. There are also significant numbers of Goldeneye (duck), tufted ducks and goosander. A total of over 85 species of wetlands birds have been recorded.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Chingford Reservoirs citation" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°38′20″N 0°01′19″W / 51.63889°N 0.02194°W / 51.63889; -0.02194