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Flashcards in Kielder Reservoir - WATER ON THE LAND Deck (16):
1

What county is Kielder in?

Northumberland

2

How many litres of water is it capable of holding?

200 billion

3

How long is the shoreline?

27 miles

4

How much did it cost to build?

£167 million

5

What year was it opened?

1982

6

What is Kielder Water Scheme the first UK example of?

A regional water grid

7

Which rivers does the water from Kielder flow into?

Tyne, Derwent, Wear , Tees

8

What is the water used for during low rainfall?

Maintaining minimum flow levels

9

What 2 things is the additional flow used for?

Domestic and industrial extraction

10

Name one by-product of the release of water into the river

HEP

11

How much water needs to be released to light up Hexham?

1.300 million litres a day

12

Which other agency does Kielder work with?

Environment Agency

13

Which two fish are supported by the release of water?

Salmon and sea trout

14

What emergency might the reservoir be able to help?

A pollution incident downstream

15

How has the local community benefited?

Job creation and an influx of tourists

16

How many visitors does Kielder get in a year?

250,000