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Prof Wind Up Merchant
947192.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:08 am Reply with quote

This is the largest man-made reservoir in the United Kingdom. First flooded 30 years ago.

Damning rivers is quite interesting considering the effect on the landscape.

 
Efros
947199.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:37 am Reply with quote

Hmm I thought it was the largest in Europe, maybe not now that Europe is bigger than it was 30 years ago.

 
'yorz
947201.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:49 am Reply with quote

Damning is counter productive. :-p

 
PDR
947219.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:40 am Reply with quote

Kielder is a damning endykement of our water supply system.

PDR

 
'yorz
947221.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:49 am Reply with quote

That's enough jokes. Sluice.

 
Alfred E Neuman
947226.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:53 am Reply with quote

No need to be a wet.

 
krollo
947248.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:16 am Reply with quote

Kielder Water and Forest has about 50% of the UK's red squirrels. I was lucky enough to see one on my recent trip up there.

 
Starfish13
947257.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:08 am Reply with quote

krollo wrote:
Kielder Water and Forest has about 50% of the UK's red squirrels. I was lucky enough to see one on my recent trip up there.


I suspect that they claim to have 50% of the English total of reds, and not half of the UK population. If they did, most of the conservation work going on elsewhere would be a bit pointless.

Population estimates suggest that there are about 120,000 in Scotland out of a UK total of around 140,000, according to the SWT's red squirrel project. But that is a tiny number compared to the 5 million or so greys in the Uk, and they at serious risk of disappearing within our lifetimes.

 
'yorz
947265.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:29 am Reply with quote

They seem to be picking up here, I spot one every now and then.


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suze
947268.  Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44 am Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Hmm I thought it was the largest in Europe, maybe not now that Europe is bigger than it was 30 years ago.


It's only the largest reservoir in the UK by volume. By surface area, Rutland Water is larger - and it is usually surface area that we consider when we talk about the sizes of lakes and reservoirs.

Even disregarding places which used not to be considered as Europe, the Lokka reservoir in Finland is considerably larger. (About fifteen times the size in summer, more like thirty times in winter.)

 
gerontius grumpus
951275.  Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:09 pm Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
They seem to be picking up here, I spot one every now and then.


They seem to have disappeared from parts of Northumberland over the last three years. They've been replaced by greys on the boundary with Tyne and Wear and even as far north as Wallington.

 

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