March 22, 2010

Hollis Reservoir

Hollis Reservoir is a reservoir located in north Trinidad and it supplies Arima, Port of Spain and other areas of north Trinidad. It is also the oldest one in the country opened in1936. It is also a popular tourist attraction. Located about three miles off the Valencia Road, is the Hollis Dam, the oldest one in the country. It was built between 1934 and 1936, under the reign of Sir Claud Hollis, who governed Trinidad and Tobago from 1930 to 1936. This man-made lake is fed from the waters of the Quare River and rainfall from the surrounding mountains. When full it can supply 8.2 million gallons of water to people in Arima, Nettoville, Cleaver Road, Bregan Park, D'Abadie and Arouca every day. With the dry season, that supply has been cut in half. The Hollis catchment also supports a variety of animal life such as lappe, tattoo, howler monkeys, deer, wild hogs, Caiman, talapia and snakes. But neither hunting nor fishing is permitted near the dam. While people are allowed to picnic, courtesy WASA. Foreign visitors and many locals have already heard about the spectacular wildlife around the dam, and would hike there to watch the 90 species of birds that call Hollis their home, some permanent, and some flying there for the winter. No swimming is permitted in the Dam .
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