List of dams and reservoirs in Singapore

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The following is a list of reservoirs in Singapore. There are 17 reservoirs in Singapore.[1]


Name Surface area
Storage capacity (m3) Period of construction Construction order Image Remarks
Bedok Reservoir 88 ha 12,800,000 1981[2]-1986[3] 14[4] Bedok Reservoir, panorama, Oct 06.jpg
Jurong Lake 70 ha 11[4] 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[5] 15,850,000[5] 1971-1975[2] 5[4] Kranji Reservoir.JPG
Lower Peirce Reservoir (former Peirce Reservoir) 6 ha 2,800,000[6] 1900-1912[2] 2[4] LowerPeirceReservoir-200803.jpg Connects to Upper Thomson Road by a waterside trail.
Lower Seletar Reservoir 360 ha 9,400,000 1941-1969[2] 13[4] Lower Seletar Reservoir - Clearing Up (281040109).jpg
MacRitchie Reservoir (former Thomson Road Reservoir) 4,200,000[6] 1890-1894[2] 1[4] MacRitchie Reservoir.jpg
Marina Reservoir 240 ha[7] 2005-2008[8] 15[4] MarinaBarrage-Singapore-20081129.jpg
Murai Reservoir* 1977-1981[2] 7[4]
Pandan Reservoir 1971-1974[9] 6[4] Sunset view of Pandan Reservoir from Teban Gardens, Singapore.jpg
Poyan Reservoir* 1977-1981[2] 8[4]
Pulau Tekong Reservoir* 1977-1979[9] 12[4]
Punggol Reservoir 16[4] Opening ceremony held on 3 July 2011. Together with Serangoon Reservoir will increase catchment area by 5,500ha.
Sarimbun Reservoir* 1977-1981[2] 9[4]
Serangoon Reservoir 17[4] Opening ceremony held on 3 July 2011. Together with Punggol Reservoir will increase catchment area by 5,500ha.
Tengeh Reservoir 1977-1981[2] 10[4]
Upper Peirce Reservoir 304 ha 27,800,000[6] 4[4] UpperPeirceReservoir-20050226.jpg
Upper Seletar Reservoir (former Seletar Reservoir) 3[4] Upper Seletar Reservoir 5, Oct 05.JPG

*located in SAF restricted zones

Reservoirs that are currently at service[edit]


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