The Chasewater reservoir has been re-opened for the first time in three years following a £5.5million dam repair project.
In 2010 the reservoir was drained due to safety reasons, with possible leaks and flooding threatening houses in the local area.
Staffordshire County Council spent £3 million more than the estimated £2.5 million for the repairs.
More top news
A village pub in Nottinghamshire hopes interest in an air crash 50 years ago will help provide the local air ambulance with a new helipad
A Nottingham man who admitted raping and sexually assaulting a young girl has been jailed for 17 years.
Low levels for the Bank Holiday weekend