Drainage Basin

The different uses of the Thames River Basin.

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  • Created on: 01-05-13 14:00
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  • Thames Basin- multi use river basin
    • Water supply
      • Leakage of polluted water from industry
      • Over use of water
      • Not enough water for the population increase
    • Industry
      • Mineral Extraction
    • Residential Development
      • Thames Gateway
        • built for the extra demand for housing
      • 120,000 homes below sea level
        • built on marshes and wetland
    • Transport and trade
      • Big employer
      • flat land for transport links
    • Farming
      • Fertile soil
      • land sacrified for housing
    • Conservtion
      • rare wildlife
      • Mud flats as habitats
      • conservation for science
        • Cotswold Water Park
    • 14 counties
      • 12 million people
    • Energy
      • mills for water energy in the past
      • Indirectly is affected by transport
    • Flood defences
      • Thames Barrier
      • Floodplains
        • Spread flood water out before it reaches London

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