Flashcards in Reservoir Case Study - Rutland Water Deck (17)
When was Rutland Water built?
What area does the reservoir cover?
Which rivers fill the reservoir?
The Welland and the Neen
Why was Rutland water built?
To supply the East Midlands with enough water for its growing population
What are areas around the reservoir also used for?
Nature reserves and recreation
What is an economic advantage of Rutland Water?
The reservoir boosts the local economy, it's a popular tourist attraction because of the wildlife and recreation facilities
What is an economic disadvantage of Rutland Water?
Around 6km2 of land was flooded to create the reservoir. This included farmland so many farmers lost their livelihoods
What is a social advantage to do with jobs?
Many jobs have been created to build and maintain the reservoir, and to run the nature reserve and recreational activities
What is a social advantage of the reservoir to do with the activities it provides?
Many recreational activities take place, including sailing, windsurfing, birdwatching and cycling
What is a social disadvantage?
Two villages were demolished to make way for the reservoir
Rutland Water is a Site of...
...Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
What sort of animals does the reservoir provide a migration habitat for?
Hundreds of species of birds, and waterfowl, who come over the winter
What variety of habitats does the reservoir provide?
Marshes, mudflats and lagoons
What is an environmental disadvantage of the reservoir?
A large area of land was flooded, so many habitats were destroyed.
Rutland water has to be managed...
What is meant by a sustainable water supply?
People should be able to get all the water they need today without stopping people in the future from having enough water