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Reservoir Collection

Discover the breathtaking beauty of reservoirs around the world

Background imageReservoir Collection: Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: View from Hathersage Edge to Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park

View from Hathersage Edge to Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Crane Prairie Reservoir Sister Mountain Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway Oregon

Crane Prairie Reservoir Sister Mountain Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway Oregon

Background imageReservoir Collection: Boathouse and boats at edge of reservoir, created in 1797-1798 to supply water for West Midlands

Boathouse and boats at edge of reservoir, created in 1797-1798 to supply water for West Midlands canal system, Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, Staffordshire, England, june

Background imageReservoir Collection: Xel-Ha Lagoon National PArk

Xel-Ha Lagoon National PArk, Yucatan Coast, Mexico, Central America

Background imageReservoir Collection: Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Background imageReservoir Collection: Heather moorland above Ladybower Reservoir, Whinstone Lee Tor, Derwent Edge

Heather moorland above Ladybower Reservoir, Whinstone Lee Tor, Derwent Edge, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Swift In Flight Farmoor Resevoir, Oxon - UK

Swift In Flight Farmoor Resevoir, Oxon - UK
RES-189-m Common SWIFT - In Flight Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon - UK Apus apus George Reszeter Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Background imageReservoir Collection: Swift In Flight Farmoor Resevoir, Oxon - UK

Swift In Flight Farmoor Resevoir, Oxon - UK
RES-188-m Common SWIFT - In Flight Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon - UK Apus apus George Reszeter Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageReservoir Collection: Texas, Austin, Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, Ann & Roy Butler Park, Lady Bird lake

Texas, Austin, Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, Ann & Roy Butler Park, Lady Bird lake

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ghana, Volta Region, Akosombo

Ghana, Volta Region, Akosombo. View over the Akosombo Dam which creates Lake Volta

Background imageReservoir Collection: Burrator Lake, Devon, August 1928

Burrator Lake, Devon, August 1928
View of Burrator Reservoir, Devon, August 1928 showing the suspension bridge and dam. A small group of people are admiring the vista from the path

Background imageReservoir Collection: Howden Dam

Howden Dam
The Howden Reservoir was built by the for the use of the people of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Derbyshire. IoE 82158

Background imageReservoir Collection: Menara Pavilion and Gardens, Marrakesh

Menara Pavilion and Gardens, Marrakesh
The Menara gardens are gardens located to the west of Marrakech, Morocco, at the gates of the Atlas mountains. They were established in the 12th century (c. 1130) by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu min

Background imageReservoir Collection: View of Llyn y Fan Fach, Black Mountain, Llanddeusant, Brecon Beacons National Park

View of Llyn y Fan Fach, Black Mountain, Llanddeusant, Brecon Beacons National Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943

The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943
Aerial photograph showing the Mohne Dam and reservoir (top) after the Dambusters raid of 1943. On the 16th May, Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ryhope Pumping Station 28907_052

Ryhope Pumping Station 28907_052
Ryhope Pumping Station, Sunderland, 2016. NZ4052

Background imageReservoir Collection: Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain

Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain

Background imageReservoir Collection: France, Canyon of Verdon

France, Canyon of Verdon

Background imageReservoir Collection: Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) x domestic duck hybrids, flock, swimming on reservoir habitat

Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) x domestic duck hybrids, flock, swimming on reservoir habitat, Edith Weston, Rutland Water, Rutland, England, July

Background imageReservoir Collection: Sary Chelek UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Sary Chelek UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Background imageReservoir Collection: Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas

Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas, with walls on either side of the Heavens, a transparent firmament, a reservoir of waters above the planet, and above them the Empyrean vault

Background imageReservoir Collection: Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam

Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam
Craig-y-alt-Goch dam, in the Elan Valley, Rhayader, Wales. The reservoir supplies water to Birmingham - 80 miles away! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Silent Valley, Co. Down

Silent Valley, Co. Down - a view of the Valley as it exists today, as a water reservoir. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Down; Mournes). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Banagher Reservoir, Dungiven

Banagher Reservoir, Dungiven - a view of the reservoir with two boats in the foreground. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Londonderry; Dungiven). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Gouthwaite Reservoir from Wath Lane, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England

Gouthwaite Reservoir from Wath Lane, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Fisherman at the Maussakele Reservoir between Dalhousie and Hatton, Nuwara Eliya District

Fisherman at the Maussakele Reservoir between Dalhousie and Hatton, Nuwara Eliya District, Central Highlands, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageReservoir Collection: Craig Goch Dam - showing excess water flowing through the arches - Elan Valley - Mid-Wales - UK

Craig Goch Dam - showing excess water flowing through the arches - Elan Valley - Mid-Wales - UK
GUY-176 Craig Goch Dam - showing excess water flowing through the arches Elan Valley - Mid-Wales - UK Wales Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageReservoir Collection: CROTON DAM, 1860. The dam on the Croton River in New York, which supplied water for the Croton

CROTON DAM, 1860. The dam on the Croton River in New York, which supplied water for the Croton Aqueduct. Wood engraving, American, 1860

Background imageReservoir Collection: Lake Thirlmere reservoir from the Dunmail Rise road, Lake District National Park, Cumbria

Lake Thirlmere reservoir from the Dunmail Rise road, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921

Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921
Seriously depleted by drought: Londons water stores in 1921 for seven million people, spread over 558 square miles.The Thames estuary is viewed looking east, towards the sea

Background imageReservoir Collection: Aerial view of reservoir and visitor centre, Carsington Water, White Peak, Peak District

Aerial view of reservoir and visitor centre, Carsington Water, White Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, september

Background imageReservoir Collection: Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon. Coloured optical and infrared, Landsat satellite image of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. North is at top. Arid areas are brown and purple, forests are green and water is black

Background imageReservoir Collection: View along reservoir below the village of Guadalest

View along reservoir below the village of Guadalest, Alicante area, Valencia, Spain, Europe

Background imageReservoir Collection: Baitings Reservoir 34102_027

Baitings Reservoir 34102_027
Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, 2019. The reservoir was built in 1956 to supply Wakefield with water. It lies in the valley of the River Ryburn, near Ripponden SE0118

Background imageReservoir Collection: Embalse del Penol, elevated view from El Penon de Guatape, Rock of Guatape, Antioquia

Embalse del Penol, elevated view from El Penon de Guatape, Rock of Guatape, Antioquia Department, Colombia

Background imageReservoir Collection: El Penon de Guatape, Rock of Guatape, Antioquia Department, Colombia

El Penon de Guatape, Rock of Guatape, Antioquia Department, Colombia

Background imageReservoir Collection: Ferry boat on Lake Pehoe, Pudeto, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Ferry boat on Lake Pehoe, Pudeto, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Background imageReservoir Collection: The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, [Bexley], 1864. View of...the works at this important outlet for the whole of the sewage drained from the area on the south side of the Thames

Background imageReservoir Collection: Engraving depicting a pendant oil lamp designed to cast as little shadow as possible

Engraving depicting a pendant oil lamp designed to cast as little shadow as possible
5309256 Engraving depicting a pendant oil lamp designed to cast as little shadow as possible; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a pendant oil lamp designed to cast as little shadow as possible)

Background imageReservoir Collection: A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler

A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler on the bottom floor
5311251 A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler on the bottom floor, and travelled through reservoirs (F, F)

Background imageReservoir Collection: A London lamplighter

A London lamplighter
5311731 A London lamplighter; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a London lamplighter and his assistant recharging the reservoirs of oil street lamps. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageReservoir Collection: A London lamplighter and his assistant, 1850

A London lamplighter and his assistant, 1850
3478714 A London lamplighter and his assistant, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a London lamplighter and his assistant recharging the reservoirs of oil street lamps)

Background imageReservoir Collection: Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine

Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine
5309996 Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine; (add.info.: Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine)

Background imageReservoir Collection: A dustpan with a reservoir

A dustpan with a reservoir
5310256 A dustpan with a reservoir; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a dustpan with a reservoir to prevent dust already collected from falling out during use. When full the pan was emptied through F)




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Discover the breathtaking beauty of reservoirs around the world. From the stunning view at Hathersage Edge to Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District National Park, to Craig Goch Dam in Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales, these man-made wonders offer both scenic landscapes and vital water supplies. Take a step back in time as you explore the historic boathouse and boats at the edge of a reservoir that once supplied water for West Midlands canal system. Nature lovers will be captivated by the heather moorland above Ladybower Reservoir and Whinstone Lee Tor on Derwent Edge. Journey across continents to Xel-Ha Lagoon National Park in Mexico or Lithuania's Aukstaitija National Park - both showcasing their own unique reservoirs amidst picturesque surroundings. Don't miss out on witnessing Swift In Flight at Farmoor Reservoir in Oxfordshire, UK - a sight that is sure to leave you amazed. Whether it's for leisurely walks or appreciating nature's wonders, these they are truly awe-inspiring destinations.