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Chard Reservoir
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Chard Reservoir is located in Somerset
Chard Reservoir
Chard Reservoir
Location in Somerset
Location Chard, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°53′04″N 2°56′34″W / 50.88444°N 2.94278°W / 50.88444; -2.94278
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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