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A reservoir (etymology: frae French réservoir a "storehoose" [1]) is a naitural or airtificial loch, storage pond or impoundment frae a dam which is uised tae store watter. Reservoirs mey be creatit in river valleys bi the construction o a dam or mey be biggit bi excavation in the grund or bi conventional construction techniques such as brickwurk or cast concrete.

The term reservoir mey an aa be uised tae describe naiturally occurrin unnergrund reservoirs such as those beneath an ile or watter well.

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