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Ardingly Reservoir

By JJGEE
Bright sunny day, water levels quite low so this must be in the midst of an hot summer ?

No, this was yesterday 1st March 2012 and I think you can probably see where the water level line usually reaches on the control tower and dam wall.
Looking at my position on the map will also give an indication that the water is lower than it should be ! !

According to South East Water's website for the 1st March the Present capacity was 2372 million litres with the Full capacity being 5206 million litres so the reservoir was only 45.5 % full.

There is a public car park ( currently 1 fee ) and toilets with wonderful walks around the shore of the reservoir and nearby countryside and up into Ardingly itself.

Water sports such as yachting / canoeing take place on the reservoir and there are also a couple of hides for bird watching so a great place for trip out with the camera Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Winter Sun Reservoir Ardingly reservoir West sussex Drought Landscape and travel Ardingly South East Water

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Comments


Ayoob 5 Australia
2 Mar 2012 11:58PM
Beautiful shot and lovely reflection..........Grin

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UKmac 11 5 Scotland
3 Mar 2012 7:51AM
That water level is not good for this time of yearSad

Steve
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Mar 2012 8:12AM
Certainly doesn't bode well. Good composition and bit of photojournalism. Nicely done.

Dave
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 Mar 2012 11:22AM
That really shows how desperate the levels are Jeff, I think a hosepipe ban is imminent.. well here in Kent anyway! Bewl Water is looking pretty much the same.

Sarah *
JJGEE 11 6.8k 18 England
3 Mar 2012 1:25PM
Thank you for stopping by with the comments everyone Smile

Ah - Bewl Water..... used to go wind surfing there Wink

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