Kielder water case study

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  • Created on: 13-05-17 18:51
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  • Kielder water
    • WHERE? Northumberland, river North Tyne.
    • WHY? built because of water shortage due to increasing industries. such as steel building.
      • a combo of flat land + little rainfall meant that  the south east needed more water than they have available  (high demand)  = DEFICIT
        • DEFICIT = when the population doesn't have nought water to meet the demands.
    • was it worth it?
      • flood controls on the river north tyne provided HEP
      • SOCIAL IMPACTS. some farmers were displaced because there land became flooded.
      • ECONOMIC IMPACTS. waste of money / tourism has developed by 1/4 million visiting each year, creating leisure opportunities  and jibs for locals which = income  = economy boost / the HEP provided 1 million pounds worth of power each yeah
      • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS:  risk of speeding contamination form one basin to another /  deforestation ( 1.5 million trees were cut down) valley became flooded / it destroyed habitats / the water levels remain high so no worry of a drought.
    • Kielder Water is a SURPLUS = when a place has more water supplies than i needs.


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