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Greenock No.4 Reservoir


(Auxiliary Reservoir No.4)

One of a chain of small reservoirs on the slopes behind Greenock in Inverclyde, Greenock No.4 Reservoir (also known as Auxiliary Reservoir No.4) lies just to the west of Greenock No.5 Reservoir 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the town centre. Impounded by an earth embankment dam, this is one of six balancing reservoirs built by engineer Robert Thom (1774 - 1847) 1825-27 for the Shaws Water Company to maintain water levels in the Greenock Cut which provided power to industries in the town.


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