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Oldbury Tidal Reservoir

In the Severn at Oldbury there is a tidal reservoir, built to hold cooling water for the Oldbury nuclear power station. The reservoir fills at high tide. The site is shown on the map below.

Oldbury tidal reservoir map

Sustainable Thornbury is looking at the feasibility of using this reservoir to generate electricity. We first looked at this in 2007, and The Gazette printed the story. Here is the original press release, and the report.