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Upper Tamar Dam
River Tamar, northern Cornwall and Devon border, UK
associated engineer
Rofe, Kennard & Lapworth
Malcolm Dunstan & Associates
date  completed 1975
era  Modern  |  category  Dam/Reservoir  |  reference  SS288118
ICE reference number  HEW 1488
The Upper Tamar Dam was constructed to retain a reservoir that supplies up to 7.6 million litres of water per day to the southern coastal strip between Crackington Haven and Hartland, via a treatment works.
The roller-compacted mass concrete dam was designed by Rofe, Kennard & Lapworth, with additional input from Malcolm Dunstan & Associates. It was substantially completed in 1975. The dam has a crest level 149m above sea level and retains 1364 million litres of water. There is a railed walkway over the damís crest.
The associated treatment works, situated near the Lower Tamar Dam, became operational in 1978.
The reservoir, known as Upper Tamar Lake, is a coarse fishery.
Main contractor: W. and C. French (Construction) Ltd
Research: ECPK
reference sources   CEH South

Upper Tamar Dam