Ogden Reservoirs

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Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs
Lower Ogden Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 172238.jpg
View looking east across lower reservoir
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs is located in the Borough of Pendle
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs
Location in Pendle Borough
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs is located in Lancashire
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs
Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs
Location in Lancashire
LocationLancashire, England
Coordinates53°51′21″N 2°16′52″W / 53.85583°N 2.28111°W / 53.85583; -2.28111Coordinates: 53°51′21″N 2°16′52″W / 53.85583°N 2.28111°W / 53.85583; -2.28111
Built1906 and 1914
Surface area2.84 and 8.55 ha (7.0 and 21.1 acres)
Max. depth17.9 and 18 m (59 and 59 ft)
Water volume247,755 and 715,989 m3 (200.858 and 580.462 acre⋅ft)
References[1]

Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs are half a mile to the west of the village of Barley, in the Borough of Pendle, England.[2] They supply drinking water to the town of Nelson.[1]

Three forests covering more than 23 hectares (57 acres) can be found close to the reservoirs. Fell Wood, which is the largest, was planted in 1931 and contains Norway Spruce (Picea abies), Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and European Larch (Larix decidua). Blue Wood, which was originally planted in 1935 with Scots Pine, Sitka Spruce and Larch was felled and replanted in 1981. The third forest: Buttock Plantation, was planted in 1935 with Sitka Spruce and Larch.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c United Utilities. "Ogden Reservoir and Fell Wood" (PDF). Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Michael Ely. "Lower Ogden Reservoir". Retrieved August 6, 2010.