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1

Name a reservoir in the UK?

Rutland Water.

2

Where is Rutland Water?

East Midlands.

3

When was the dam built?

1970s.

4

What was created during the 1970s?

Rutland Water reservoir.

5

How much area does the reservoir cover?

12km2.

6

The reservoir is filled from water from what 2 rivers?

River Welland.
River Nene.

7

Why was Rutland Water designed?

To supply the East Midlands with more water.
Enough to cope with rapid population growth in places like Peterborough.

8

What are areas around the reservoir used for?

As nature reserves.
For recreation.

9

What does the reservoir boost?

The local economy
Its a popular tourist attraction.

10

Why is Rutland Water a popular tourist attraction?

Because of the wildlife and recreational facilities.

11

How much land was flooded to create the reservoir?

6km2.

12

What was flooded during the making of the reservoir?

Farmland.
Farmers lost their livelihoods.

13

What recreational activities take place around the reservoir?

Sailing.
Windsurfing.
Bird watching.
Cycling.

14

What jobs have been provided to people?

Help build the reservoir.
Maintain the reservoir.
Run the nature reserves and recreational activities.

15

Who uses the reservoir for educational visits?

Schools.

16

What was demolished to make way for the reservoir?

2 villages.

17

Rutland Water is a site of what?

Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Area where wildlife is protected.

18

What comes to the reservoir over the winter?

Hundreds of species of birds.
Tens of thousands of waterfowl.

19

What are waterfowl?

Birds that live near the water.
Geese and ducks.

20

What is found around the reservoir?

A variety of habitats.
Marshes. mudflats and lagoons.

21

What has been reintroduced to central England?

Ospreys.

22

Who has brought the ospreys back to central England?

Rutland Osprey Project at the reservoir.

23

What is an osprey?

Fish-eating birds of prey that were extinct in Britain.

24

Rutland Water has to be _____ ________

Managed Sustainably..

25

The supply of water from the reservoir should be sustainable, what does this mean?

People should be able to get all the water they need today.
Without stopping people in the future from having enough.

26

What can people today not do?

Deplete the water supply.
Damage the environment.

27

How do you use the reservoir in a sustainable way?

By only taking out as much water as is replaced by the rivers that supply it.

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