Rutland Water

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  • Created on: 30-11-14 13:07
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  • Rutland Water
    • Background information
      • The dam was built & Rutland Water was created in the 1970's
      • It covers a 12km squared area and is filled with water from two rivers
        • The River Welland and the River Nene
      • Rutland Water was made to supply the East Midlands with more water
        • Enough to cope with rapid population growth in places like Peterbourough
      • Areas around the reservoir are also used as a nature reserve and for recreation
    • Economic impacts
      • The reservoir boosts the local economy
      • Its  popular tourist attraction because of the wildlife and recreation facilities
      • Around 6km squared of land was flooded to create the reservoir.
        • This included farmland, so some famed lost their livelihood
    • Social impacts
      • Lots of recreational activities took place
        • For example: sailing, windsurfing, birdwatching and cycling
      • Many jobs were created to build and maintain the reservoir
        • Also to run the nature reserve and recreational activities
      • Schools would visit for educational purposes
      • Two villages were demolished to make room for the reservoir
    • Environmental impacts
      • Rutland water is an area where wildlife is protected
        • It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
      • Hundreds of species of birds nest around the reservoir
      • A large variety of habits are found on & around the reservoir
      • The Rutland Osprey Project reintroduced ospreys at the reservoir
      • A large area was flood to create the reservoir, which destroyed some habitats
        • Two villages were demolished to make room for the reservoir


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