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Greenock No.3 Reservoir


(Auxiliary Reservoir No.3)

The largest of a group of small reservoirs on the slopes behind Greenock in Inverclyde, Greenock No.3 Reservoir (also known as Auxiliary Reservoir No.3) is also the furthest from the town, located 2½ miles (4 km) southwest of the town centre. Retained by a substantial 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 and power industry in the town.


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