Location Map of Basham Reservoir.


This file appears in: Portsmouth’s Basham Hill Reservoir
Location Map of Basham Reservoir.

An aerial view of the Basham Reservoir reveals that it was built in a pronounced diamond shape, rather than a square. The reservoir was 250 feet by 250 feet with 20-foot high side walls. The concrete roof was supported by brick columns spaced about 20 feet apart. The wall collapse occurred in the northern section of the east wall.

Disclaimer: The Basham Hill Reservoir is located on Portsmouth City property, with restricted public access. Scioto Historical asks all readers to respect the 'no trespassing' signs and visit the site virtually via Scioto Historical.


This file appears in: Portsmouth’s Basham Hill Reservoir