West Warwick Reservoir

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West Warwick Reservoir
LocationLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Coordinates51°34′35″N 0°03′31″W / 51.576456°N 0.058494°W / 51.576456; -0.058494Coordinates: 51°34′35″N 0°03′31″W / 51.576456°N 0.058494°W / 51.576456; -0.058494
Typereservoir
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Max. depth5.8 m (19 ft)
Water volume0.8 Gl (0.18×10^9 imp gal)

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

History[edit]

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

Ecology[edit]

The water is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[2]

Recreation[edit]

The reservoir is popular with birdwatchers,[3] anglers[4] and naturalists, but access is by permit only.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "pp 3 Reservoir Information" (PDF). (183 KiB) Retrieved December 7, 2007
  2. ^ English Nature Retrieved December 7, 2007
  3. ^ London Birders-Latest News 05-12-2007 Retrieved December 7, 2007
  4. ^ Angling information Retrieved December 7, 2007

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