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