Reservoir
Facts
 
Reservoir
temperatures
rarely
 
gets
higher
 
than
 
12°C,
 
 
even
in
summer.
 
Reservoirs
are
often
deceptively
deep,
 
 
with
sudden
drops
you
can’t see.
 
 
There
may
be
hidden
currents
from
water
pipes
 
below
 
the
surface.
Hidden
obstacles,
such as
broken
glass
or
 
other
rubbish
 
is
common
beneath
 
the
waters
surface.
 
It
is
hard
 
to
get out of
 
a
reservoir
 
once
you
are
in.
 
The
sides
are
often
very
steep
 
and
slippery.
Invisible
algae
can
build up
at
 
the
waters
edge,
producing
toxins
 
that
cause
 
skin
rashes
and
stomach upsets.
Drowning
claims the lives
 
of
more
than
50
young people
 
under
 
the
age
 
of
16
every year.