Porth Reservoir

Porth Reservoir

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caption_lake = View west from the road to Nanswhyden
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location = Cornwall
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Porth reservoir is a reservoir in Cornwall, 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). [ [http://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1529 South West Water - Impounding reservoirs ] ]

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. [ [http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/fishing.htm Cornwall, England, fishing - river, sea, trout, fly ] ]

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

ee also

*St Columb Major


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