Porth Reservoir

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Porth Reservoir
Porth Reservoir.jpg
View west from the road to Nanswhyden
Location Cornwall
Coordinates 50°25′11″N 5°0′5″W / 50.41972°N 5.00139°W / 50.41972; -5.00139Coordinates: 50°25′11″N 5°0′5″W / 50.41972°N 5.00139°W / 50.41972; -5.00139
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Surface area 40 acres (16 ha)
Surface elevation c.100ft (30 m)

Porth reservoir is a reservoir in Cornwall, England, most of which is in the parish of Colan. The concrete dam was completed in 1960, and the lake has a net capacity of approximately 113,000,000 gallons (514,000,000 litres).[1]

The reservoir has an area of about 40 acres (0.16 km2), and a perimeter of approximately 3 miles (4.8 km). It now operates as a coarse fishery, with a nature reserve at one end.[2]

The reservoir is principally fed by the small river that starts near Ruthvoes, about 4 miles (6 km) to the east. From the reservoir's outlet, the river flows to St Columb Porth, where it enters the sea.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ South West Water - Impounding reservoirs
  2. ^ Cornwall, England, fishing - river, sea, trout, fly