Geography Case Study Kielder Water and Costal marshes

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Case Study for MEDC water management and hard engineering?
Kielder Water, UK
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Describe tha main details of Kielder Water
Largest man made reservoir in Europe. 1.2 km long and 50 m high. Cost £167 million to build
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When was it opened?
1982
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Why was it built?
To cope with an expected rise in demand, benefiting Tyneside and Cleveland
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What are the benefits of the reservoir?
Created income through tourism, provides reliable water source, provides HEP, reduces flooding for downstream towns, new habitats created
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What are the problems with the reservoir?
Scheme involved conservation areas, habitats destroyed, people had to be relocated, road network affected for local villages
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Case Study for Coastal Habitat?
Studland Bay, Dorset
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Describe some key details about the habitat
Popular tourist destination, habitat for large variety of wildlife (adders, birds, fish plants)
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How is the environment conserved?
National Trust created boardwalks so that people can walk over sand without causing too much damage. Some sand dunes fenced off and marram grass has been planted to help dunes recover. Info signs put up to warn tourists of why sustaining enviro imp o
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How else have the National Trust tried to conserve the area?
Boat owners told not to damage seagrass. Heathland area important but can catch fire due to ****, 2008 fire destroyed 6 acres of heathland. NT educates visitors on damage of fires and has provided fire extinguishers
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