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   Tai Tam Reservoir Group and its catchments
    Site Description

Tai Tam Reservoir is located in a vast valley surrounded by Mount Butler, Jardine's Lookout, Violet Hill and Mount Parker within Tai Tam Country Park.  The vegetation surrounding the reservoir is mature woodland.  Tai Tam Reservoir Group consists of 3 reservoirs: Tai Tam Upper Reservoir, Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir and Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir.  The water depth varies across the reservoirs and the bottom sediment consists of particles of various sizes.  This reservoir is a vast water body and provides diverse habitat types for different fish species.  There are many fast flowing streams entering the reservoir and this habitat type is favourable to Acrossocheilus parallens and Acrossocheilus beijiangensis.

    Site Protection

The site is within Tai Tam Country Park.

    Transportation

City Bus:                                
6       Exchange Square (Central) - Stanley prison
41A   North Point Ferry Pier - Wah Fu (Central)
76     Moreton Terrace (Causeway Bay) - Shek Pai Wan
Disembark at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park stop and walk uphill towards Hong Kong Parkview, then walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

314   Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) - Stanley (Beach / Market) (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Tai Tam Country Park stop and walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

New World First Bus:       
14    Grand Promenade (Sai Wan Ho) - Stanley Fort (Gate)
Disembark at Tai Tam Country Park stop and walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

63    North Point - Stanley Prison (No service on Sundays & public holidays)
66    Central (Exchange Square) - Ma Hang Estate (Stanley)
Disembark at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park stop and walk uphill towards Hong Kong Parkview, then walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

Green Minibus:
5     Lokhart Road (Causeway Bay) - Nam Ning Street (Aberdeen)
Disembark at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park and walk uphill towards Hong Kong Parkview, then walk along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

    Survey method

-Direct identification of fish by visual observation at the reservoir bank.  A pair of binoculars may be used to identify fish far from the bank.

-Use of a D-framed hand net of 3mm mesh size to sweep in the water to catch fish for identification.

-Use of baited pot trap with 3mm mesh size, set in the water for 20 minutes to attract.

-Fish collected are identified following Field Guide to the Freshwater Fish of Hong Kong (Lee et al. (2004))

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    Remarks
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