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Chard Reservoir
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Location Chard, Somerset, England
Primary inflows River Isle
Primary outflows river Isle
Catchment area 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Built 1842
Surface area 36.97 hectares (91.4 acres)
Water volume 795,000 m3 (645 acre⋅ft)

Chard Reservoir is a 36.97-hectare (91.4-acre) reservoir north east of Chard Somerset, England. It is owned and managed by South Somerset District Council and is a recipient of the Green Flag Award.

It was built on the river Isle in 1842 to provide water for the Chard Canal.

It is a Local Nature Reserve. It is used for dog walking, fishing and birdwatching, with a bird hide having been installed. Birds which are spotted regularly include herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, grebes, gulls, ducks and also a wide range of woodland birds such as nuthatch, treecreeper and woodpeckers. Rarities have included ring-necked duck, great white egret, cattle egret and yellow-browed warbler.

The water is stocked with carp.

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