Notice (posted July 19, 2013):
Newport News Waterworks is in the process of conducting repairs to the dam's spillway on Diascund Reservoir. The water level has been drawn down several feet to allow for the necessary repair work to be completed. Anglers should be cautious when operating boats on the reservoir. The repair work will most likely take until early 2014 to be completed.
This 1,110-acre water supply reservoir for the City of Newport News is situated along the New Kent and James City County line. The reservoir provides a rather scenic area for anglers to try their luck on a variety of fish species. The principle species that attract anglers are largemouth bass, bluegill, chain pickerel, redear sunfish, black crappie, and white perch. Carp, bowfin, and longnose gar provide alternative quarry. Gizzard shad and blueback herring are the main forage species.