The feature below was first shown on my website on 8 June 1998
Images of Wales
Monday, 8 June 1998
Usk Reservoir Breconshire
Photography by John Ball - 4 June 1998 (with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
The Usk Reservoir forms part of Swansea's water supply system. The construction of the reservoir began in 1950 and was completed in 1955. The reservoir was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in August 1955.
Above: Approaching the reservoir dam from the valley of the River Usk.
Above: The valley below the dam.
Above: The dam is in the form of a grass-covered earth embankment.
Above: The reservoir is also a valuable leisure amenity, used for fishing, sailing and
Above: On the day I visited, the reservoir was almost deserted - a haven of
peace and quiet.