Rutland Water Project - 7
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Rutland Local History & Record Society
The construction of Rutland Water commenced in 1971 and it took nearly five years to complete. The main part of the project was to build the dam wall. This is made of compacted clay which was excavated from borrow pits within the perimeter of the reservoir. The dam is 35 metres high, up to 810 metres wide at its base, and 1200 metres long.
Building the dam wall
Clay Pits