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Tourism boost in reservoir dam "regeneration"

A leaking reservoir dam that was in danger of collapsing and flooding hundreds of homes and businesses in Staffordshire, is no longer a threat.

A multi-million pound repair project is complete and the reservoir is now expected to welcome a hundred-and-fifty-thousand leisure-seeking visitors a year. Andy Bevan has the story.

Wakeboarding is coming to the Midlands

Chasewater Dam. Credit: ITV News Central

A zip wire has been built across the dam at Chasewater in Staffordshire, which can pull people along. Bosses are hoping it'll attract thousands of visitors to the area.

The 200-year-old reservoir, drained in 2010 for urgent repair work, is now back at full capacity and has opened the region's first ever straight line wakeboarding cable tow.

Chasewater Reservoir in Staffordshire was emptied as part of a £5.5m project because of concerns about possible leaks and flooding from the dam.

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