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   Tai Lam Chung Reservoir
    Site Description

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir lies within Tai Lam Chung Valley in Tai Lam Country Park.  The vegetation surrounding the reservoir is mainly plantation woodland.  The water depth varies across the reservoir, and the bottom is mostly sandy and muddy due to eroded soils being washed from uphill areas.  This reservoir is a vast water body and provides diverse habitat types for different fish species including species of conservation interest such as Rich Fish Oryzias curvinotus.

    Site Protection

The site is within Tai Lam Country Park.


MTR Feeder Service: 

K66   Long Ping (Yuen Long ) - Tai Tong

Disembark at Tai Tong Tsuen stop and walk along Tai Tong Shan Road and then Tai Tong Nature Trail.

Green Mini Bus:                

71      Yuen Long (Tai Hang Street) - Shek Tong Wu (Ho Pui)

Disembark at Ho Pui and walk southwards along the main path in the village. Pass through the village, walk southwest along a concrete road for about 30 - 40 minutes.

    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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