What is free standing water

Free standing water at the bottom of a reservoir refers to water that is not being held back by a dam or barrier and is instead naturally collecting in a low-lying area.

This can occur for a variety of reasons, including heavy rainfall, high water levels in surrounding bodies of water, or the lack of proper drainage in the reservoir area.

The presence of free standing water can impact the overall health and functioning of a reservoir and may also pose safety hazards. It is important to monitor and manage free standing water to ensure the long-term sustainability of the reservoir.