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Built: 1940
Capacity: 31.7 M.G.
Max Depth: 35ft
Surface Area: 4.5 acres
Type: Fly fish or spin (no live bait)

History

The Cringle Reservoir was constructed between 1938 and 1946 by a direct labour force. The dam is an earth embankment with clay core and concrete cut off. The embankment height is 21.3 metres and the freeboard about 1.5 metres with the total reservoir length being 160 metres. It has a capacity of 14,100 cubic meters and a surface water area of 1.8 hectares. The catchment area is 154 hectares with rainfall coming from the south of the Round Table and South Barrule.

The Overflow is 10.67m long and is a broad crested trapezoidal weir. The flood channel also uses the overflow channel and ends up downstream flwoing into Silverdale Glen and joining the Silver Burn River. The Silver Burn in turn discharges into the sea near Castletown.

Location

Cringle Reservoir is just north of the road from Ronague to Foxdale and is on the south slopes of South Barrule. Vehicles can be parked on reservoir land.


Cringle Reservoir

Cringle Reservoir

Cringle Reservoir

Cringle Reservoir

Cringle Reservoir

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