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Saturday September 21 2019

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Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:10:47

reservoir now

One year on from the picture of the Upper Bittell puddle we published last September (below) cotton-wool clouds are clearly reflected in the water of the gradually filling reservoir.

The Barnt Green beauty spot had been drained to allow a new valve to be fitted close to the dam wall last June and the fish stocks were being kept in holding tanks dotted around the national canal system.

After plenty of rain this year (in comparison with the arid conditions evident in the picture last September) the reservoir is back in use for sailors and anglers and as an idyllic haven for wildlife, barely a mile from the Birmingham border.

last year

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