- Grafham Water
lake_name = Grafham Water
coords = coord|52.29810|N|0.31504|W|region:GB_type:waterbody_source:enwiki-osgb36(TL150680)|display=inline,title
basin_countries = United Kingdom
Grafham Water (gbmaprim|TL150680|TL 150 680) is a reservoir with a circumference of about convert|10|mi|km. It is located between the villages of
Grafhamand Perry in the English county of Cambridgeshire(Huntingdonshire District).
The water is retained by an earth
dambuilt in 1965and is extracted and processed at an adjacent Anglian Watertreatment plant before being piped away as drinking water.
The reservoir was immediately colonised by wildlife and a nature reserve surrounding the western side of the reservoir was soon created to help maintain and enhance the site's potential. [ [http://www.wildlifebcnp.org/reserves/reserve.php?reserveid=49 Wildlife Trust: Grafham Water] ] The nature reserve contains semi-natural ancient (at least 400 years old) woodlands and more recent plantation woodlands, grasslands and wetland habitats such as reedbeds, willow and open water. [citebook|title=Contested Environments|author= Nick Bingham, Andrew Blowers, Christopher Belshaw|year=2003|publisher=John Wiley and Sons|url= http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0470850000&id=88WLT_oPLdcC&pg=PA139&lpg=PA139&ots=oBAcPuDIsi&dq=%22Grafham+Water%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=ZYqz1GXLvhD4gdN4lJ7AAoMQMCs|id=ISBN 0470850000]
Grafham water is popular for a range of leisure activities including boating and fly fishing.
Nature Reserve & Wildlife
* [http://www.wildlifebcnp.org/reserves/reserve.php?reserveid=49 Wildlife Trust Reserve]
* [http://www.indybirder.com Birds]
Activities at Grafham Water
* [http://www.anglianwaterleisure.co.uk/index.php?sectionid=68&parentid=49 Anglian Water website]
* [http://www.gwffa-grafham.co.uk/grafham.htm Angling]
* [http://www.grafhamcycling.co.uk/ Cycling]
* [http://www.grafham-water-centre.co.uk/ Sailing, wind-surfing, powerboating]
* [http://www.grafham.org.uk/ Grafham water sailing club]
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