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
Grid referenceTQ371953
Area391.3 hectares
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