Kielder Dam Water Supply

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Kielder Dam Location
It's a water transfer scheme (Hard Engineering) in Northumberland, Yorkshire near Newcastle and the Scottish Border, it opened in 1982 and costed £180 million pounds.
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The 4 purposes
Flood control (River Tyne), Storage (50 billion litres), HEP (produces 6mW of Green Power), Tourism (it's the largest plantation in Europe).
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Environmental benefits
Releases clean water when the Tyne gets polluted which encourages salmon breeding.
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Economic benefits
The surrounding man-made forest (forest park) attracts tourists.
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Political benefits
Governments were praised for managing water supply.
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Environmental problems
They had to flood an area of natural beauty, 1/2 million of ancient trees were cut down to build the
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Economic problems
It costed £180 million , too big for purpose (never been more than 80-90% full), had to move businesses.
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Social problems
Had to relocate families, caused displacement of communities, people were unhappy with the decisions made.
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The 4 purposes

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Flood control (River Tyne), Storage (50 billion litres), HEP (produces 6mW of Green Power), Tourism (it's the largest plantation in Europe).

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Environmental benefits

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Economic benefits

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Political benefits

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