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Plover Cove Reservoir(船灣淡水湖近新娘潭2), Near Bride's Pool Road, Tai Po
Hong Kong

Plover Cove Reservoir located within Plover Cove Country Park, in the northeastern New Territories, is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong in terms of area, and the second-largest in terms of volume. It was the first in the world to construct a lake from an arm of the ocean. Its main dam was one of the largest in the world at the time of its construction, disconnecting Plover Cove from the sea. Plover Cove Reservoir is a natural fish pond that supports a diverse wildlife, including many freshwater fish species.

船灣淡水湖位於新界東北,是香港面積最大的儲水庫,也是全球首個在海中興建的水庫,水庫生長不少淡水魚,是個熱門釣魚的地方,但在這裡釣魚需先申請領取牌照。

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Uploaded: 25/11/2012
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