During the dry years between 1989 and 1994, inter-basin water transfers from the Kielder system augmented flows in the River Derwent, and these flows substituted compensation releases from Del went reservoir to retain storage for supply and recreational purposes.
The paper discusses the use of the Kielder transfers together with their impact upon (a) flow regime, (b) water quality, and (c) instream ecology of the River Derwent. Also, implications of the increasing use of water transfers in the UK are critically evaluated from the perspective of sustainability.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Water and Environment Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- inter-basin transfers
- river regulation