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Roughrigg Reservoir

A disused reservoir in North Lanarkshire, Roughrigg is located 4½ miles (7 km) east of Coatbridge and 7 miles (11 km) south southeast of Cumbernauld. Built 1846-49 by the Airdrie and Coatbridge Water Company for the supply of drinking-water but also to feed the Forth and Clyde Canal, it is now the property of Scottish Water. Impounded by a sizeable earth embankment dam at its western end, the reservoir covers an area of 55.8 ha (137 acres). A recreational reservoir is managed by Roughrigg Angling Association.


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