Springton Reservoir

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Springton Reservoir (also known as Springton Lake or Geist Reservoir) is a reservoir in Delaware County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Created in 1931[1] when Crum Creek was dammed near Pennsylvania Route 252, it is an approximately 391-acre (1.58 km2) drinking-water reservoir maintained by Aqua America. The reservoir is within Newtown Township, Marple Township, and Upper Providence Township.

Until the last two decades,[2] the reservoir was open to fishing via an entrance on Gradyville Road in Newtown Township. There is still a wide array of aquatic life in the reservoir, which includes largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, various pan fish, muskie, trout, and catfish. There is also a bald eagle which has a nest on the Upper Providence side of the reservoir; the reservoir is patrolled by Aqua America security during day hours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Springton Dam And Reservoir" by H. S. R. McCurdy in Journal of American Water Works Association Vol. 24, No. 7 (July, 1932), pp. 995-1004
  2. ^ "Springton Reservoir, Rt. 252 Project Presented" published in Patch > Community Corner> Delaware County (December 2013) The Aqua/PennDOT project, which is currently in its preliminary design phase, is expected to be completed by September 2017.

Coordinates: 39°57′22″N 75°24′18″W / 39.956°N 75.405°W / 39.956; -75.405