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Eyebrook Reservoir
Location East Midlands
Coordinates 52°33′01″N 0°44′29″W / 52.5504°N 0.7413°W / 52.5504; -0.7413Coordinates: 52°33′01″N 0°44′29″W / 52.5504°N 0.7413°W / 52.5504; -0.7413
Lake type reservoir
Primary inflows Eye Brook
Primary outflows Eye Brook
Basin countries United Kingdom

Eyebrook Reservoir is a reservoir in the East Midlands of England. It straddles the border between Leicestershire (to the west) and Rutland (to the east) and is located about 6km northwest of Corby. Nearby villages are Stoke Dry, to the north, and Caldecott, to the south and near the dam.

The reservoir was formed by the damming of the Eye Brook.[1]. It was built between 1937 and 1940 by Stewarts & Lloyds to supply water to their Corby steel works, now part of Corus. During the Second World War it was used in May 1943 as a practice site for the Dambuster raids.

The site is about 201 hectares and consists of 155.12 ha of open water and canals, 33.25 ha of neutral grassland and 12.93 ha of broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland [2]. It has been a trout fishery since 1942 and is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Eyebrook is an ideal place for bird watching.

References

  1. ^ http://www.bto.org/webs/alerts/alerts2008/Results/3S1004428/siteaccount.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/unitlist.cfm?sssi_id=1004428

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