Geography case study - Dam and Reservior

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Kleider dam case study

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Where? When? How big? Cost? How much does it hold? - East-midlands - 1975 - 82 - 12 km long - Cost £185 million to build - Holds 200 billion litres of water
Pros? - Saves 8600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year - 20,000 Mwh of electricity produced - Can sell water to other parts of the country - Tourist activities can be done in the lake - New habitats for fish
Cons? - 1.5 million trees cut down - Farms, houses and schools submerged - Reservoir never less than 90% full - Animal habitats destroyed - Flooded an area of natural beauty
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