Westwater Reservoir

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Westwater Reservoir
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Westwater Reservoir dam
Location Pentland Hills, Scottish Borders
Coordinates 55°45′23″N 3°24′29″W / 55.75639°N 3.40806°W / 55.75639; -3.40806Coordinates: 55°45′23″N 3°24′29″W / 55.75639°N 3.40806°W / 55.75639; -3.40806
Type reservoir
Basin countries Scotland
Surface elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Designated 27 November 1995

Westwater Reservoir is an artificial reservoir in the Pentland Hills, Scottish Borders, 3 km west of West Linton, and 26 km south west of Edinburgh. It forms part of the Lothian region water supply and is located 320 m above sea level.

Due to its popularity with pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) it has been designated as a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar site.

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