Impounding reservoir | Article about impounding reservoir by The Free Dictionary
impounding reservoir[im′pau̇nd·iŋ ‚rez·əv‚wär]
A reservoir with outlets controlled by gates that release stored surface water as needed in a dry season; may also store water for domestic or industrial use or for flood control. Also known as storage reservoir.
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It is an impounding reservoir
that is augmented by catchwaters that intercept runoff from the moorland around Blackstone Edge.