East Warwick Reservoir

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East Warwick Reservoir
LocationLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Coordinates51°34′50″N 0°03′22″W / 51.580457°N 0.056176°W / 51.580457; -0.056176Coordinates: 51°34′50″N 0°03′22″W / 51.580457°N 0.056176°W / 51.580457; -0.056176
Typereservoir
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Max. depth5.8 m (19 ft)
Water volume0.96 Gl (0.21×10^9 imp gal)

East Warwick Reservoir is located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest at Walthamstow. The storage reservoir is part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain and supplies drinking water to London.[1] The reservoir is owned by Thames Water.

History[edit]

The reservoir was constructed on marshland in the mid–19th century by the East London Waterworks Company.

Ecology[edit]

The reservoir is part of the Walthamstow Reservoirs Site of Special Scientific Interest.[2] It is particularly favoured by the tufted duck.[3]

Recreation[edit]

The reservoir is popular with birdwatchers, naturalists and anglers, but access is by permit only.

The water also functions as a trout fishery.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ pp3 Reservoir Information Retrieved December 6, 2007
  2. ^ Natural England, Nature on the Map, Walthamstow Reservoirs Archived 2012-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ English Nature Retrieved December 6, 2007
  4. ^ Trout fishing information Retrieved December 6, 2007