List of dams and reservoirs in Singapore

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The following is a list of reservoirs in Singapore.

There are a currently 17 reservoirs which are designated as national water catchment areas and are managed by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) of Singapore.[1][2]l


Name Surface area
Storage capacity (m3) Period of construction Construction order Image Remarks
Bedok Reservoir 88 ha 12,800,000 1981[3]-1986[4] 14[5] Bedok Reservoir, panorama, Oct 06.jpg
Jurong Lake 70 ha 11[5] Northern to middle part of Jurong Lake, Singapore.jpg In addition to a number of artificial islands such as the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Jurong Lake is planned to be a future recreational hub for the western side of the island.
Kranji Reservoir 450 ha[6] 15,850,000[6] 1971-1975[3] 5[5] Kranji Reservoir.JPG
Lower Peirce Reservoir (formerly called "Kallang River Reservoir" and "Peirce Reservoir") 6 ha 2,800,000[7] 1900-1912[3] 2[5] LowerPeirceReservoir-200803.jpg Source of the Kallang River, Singapore's longest river.
Connects to Upper Thomson Road by a waterside trail.
Lower Seletar Reservoir 360 ha 9,400,000 1941-1969[3] 13[5] Lower Seletar Reservoir - Clearing Up (281040109).jpg
MacRitchie Reservoir (formerly called "Thomson Road Reservoir") 4,200,000[7] 1890-1894[3] 1[5] MacRitchie Reservoir.jpg
Marina Reservoir 240 ha[8] 2005-2008[9] 15[5] MarinaBarrage-Singapore-20081129.jpg
Murai Reservoir* 1977-1981[3] 7[5]
Pandan Reservoir 1971-1974[10] 6[5] Sunset view of Pandan Reservoir from Teban Gardens, Singapore.jpg
Poyan Reservoir* 1977-1981[3] 8[5]
Pulau Tekong Reservoir* 1977-1979[10] 12[5]
Punggol Reservoir 16[5] Opening ceremony held on 3 July 2011. Together with Serangoon Reservoir will increase catchment area by 5,500ha.
Sarimbun Reservoir* 1977-1981[3] 9[5]
Serangoon Reservoir 17[5] Serangoon Reservoir with TPE in the background.jpg Opening ceremony held on 3 July 2011. Together with Punggol Reservoir will increase catchment area by 5,500ha.
Tengeh Reservoir* 1977-1981[3] 10[5]
Upper Peirce Reservoir 304 ha 27,800,000[7] 4[5] UpperPeirceReservoir-20050226.jpg
Upper Seletar Reservoir (formerly called "Seletar Reservoir") 3[5] Upper Seletar Reservoir 5, Oct 05.JPG

*located in SAF restricted zones

Reservoirs that are currently in service[edit]

Reservoirs that are no longer in service[edit]


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