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Backwell Lake, Local Nature Reserve, Backwell


Backwell Lake was constructed in the mid 1970’s as a balancing pond. The site is owned by Wessex Water.

The site consists of an area of open water with a small island and some marginal vegetation. Since its construction, Backwell lake has become an important site for wildfowl and dragonflies and also as a foraging area for bats. It is a valuable amenity resource for the local community.

The site is managed by Wessex Water with input from local volunteers.

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