Thursday 18 August 2011

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir is one of three reservoirs in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. Just 10 miles from Glossop and Sheffield the River Derwent provides the water source. The three large reservoirs serve the water needs of Derbyshire. 

It was completed in 1914 with solid masonry and the large stones that made up the walls of the dam were transported by rail to the site. The reservoir was used by the RAF during the Second World War to practice low level flying in preparation for the Dam Buster raids. 

The reservoir and most of the land around it are owned by Severn Trent Water.

For photos of Derwent Reservoir click here

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