Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marina Barrage - Singapore's first reservoir

We went to Marina Barrage in order to learn about Singapore's first reservoir in the city. Its function is to provide water supply and serve as flood control in Singapore. Apart from being educated about recycling and the Government's effort to sustain the environmental awareness amongst the public, there are various recreational activities to enjoy such as water sports, playing with kites or organizing picnics on the green roof of Marina Barrage.


Marina Barrage is located nearby Marina Bay. The concept behind architecture represents "9" which means longevity.
Picture extracted from http://www.asiaisgreen.com/

(Note: Double click the collage in order to view images in the actual size.)
Next, there are two videos demonstrating how the barrage model works in two different scenarios when the rain falls heavily:
a) Scenario 1 - When the water level in reservoir is higher than the sea level, the caskets will be opened so that the water in reservoir will be released into the sea.





b) Scenario 2 - When the water level in the reservoir and sea level are high, the excess storm water will be stored temporaily in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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