Kielder Water, Northumberland

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  • Created by: Lotto65
  • Created on: 30-12-15 14:32

What is it?

* Dam on North Tyne tributary with Kielder reservoir behind

* Water extracted from Tyne and pumped 8km uphill through huge pipes to holding reservoir

* Water then transported 40km in tunnels to River Wear and River Tees

Uses:

* Water in Nissan car plant and oil refineries in Middlesborough

* Regulates flow of Tyne

* HEP

* Wildlife conservation

* Tourism and recreation…

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