rivers case study: river management river severn- water transfer

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problems

  • liverpool- area of stress (high population, low rainfall, few rivers)
  • other areas of stress- (Oxford, Birmingham, Coventry) need increased levels of water from river severn so the river severn needs a higher discharge to sustain this.

solutions

  • water taken from lake vyrnwy (area of surplus) via aquaduct to liverpool (area of stress) to increase amounts of water in Liverpool.
  • lake clywedog regulates river severn

             - winter- enough water in river severn

             - summer…

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