Geçitköy Dam in North Cyprus

I recently went to see Geçitköy Dam. Such a beautiful place to see. Definitely worth visiting.

In my opinion there is a big “but”…

Map – location of the dam

Let me share with you little bit about the dam and later on you will read about my “but”…

The Geçitköy Dam is a rock-fill dam on the Mandara River about 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the town of Lapithos in Cyprus. It was originally completed as the Dağdere Dam in 1989 but between 2012 and 2014 it was raised and expanded into its current form. The dam is part of the Northern Cyprus Water Supply Project and receives water not only from the river but via an undersea pipeline connected to the Alaköprü Dam, located near the southern shores of Mersin Province, Turkey. Construction on main works for the dam began on 30 March 2012 and it was completed on 7 March 2014. The new dam increased the reservoir capacity from 1,800,000 m3 (1,500 acre⋅ft) to 35,000,000 m3 (28,000 acre⋅ft). Water from Turkey first entered the reservoir on 17 October 2015. From there it is transferred via pumps to Girne which lies to the east. (wikipedia.org)

 

My “but” is:

I have taken these beautiful pictures (photos below) around the dam.

Looking into the distance I had an amazing view in front of me but what was under my feet was completely different picture. Rubbish everywhere. I haven’t had the heart to take the pictures of this rubbish around me. A waste of any kind which people just thrown and left it there was so heartbreaking.

I think I should have taken the pictures. So next time I will go there I will take it.

 

Why I am writing about it and pointing it out?

 

Please if I can ask you DON’T LITTER IN THE NATURE.

Spoiling our beautiful nature/our planet with our waste is horrible.

 

Please remember:

😔EVERY PIECE OF PLASTIC THAT HAS BEEN CREATED IS STILL ON THE EARTH TODAY.

😔PLASTIC ONLY “DEGRADES” WHICH MEANS IT BREAKS DOWN INTO SMALLER PIECES BUT NEVER DISAPPEARS. – It is well known that plastic does not degrade spontaneously, however, when continuously exposed to salts-rich marine waters, light radiations from the sun plastic breaks down into microplastics, an aerosol of particles smaller than 1 millimetres floating on superficial waters and generating a marine equivalent of smog. According to the United Nations as many as 51 trillion microplastic particles – 500 times more than stars in our galaxy – litter our seas. (waste-management-world.com)

😔EVERY STRAW OR WATER BOTTLE WE HAVE CONSUMED IS STILL HERE. IT WON’T GO AWAY.

WHERE IS AWAY, ANYWAY.

 

Please learn more about:

🌱Why to live zero waste lifestyle

🌱My journey to zero waste lifestyle

🌱What is zero waste lifestyle

 

Found out about recycling options in North Cyprus and also where I go shopping to reduce my plastic usage and what I use to reduce the waste I produce.

 

Connect with me @discover.north.cyprus

Join @our.planet.our.home on Instagram – world wide zero waste community

 

🍒Have you seen this dam?

🍉Do you have any idea how to teach people not to litter in the nature?

🍓Please let me know your ideas.

 

Wish you a lovely day

Inkka

Pictures which I have taken

 

 

 

 

 

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