Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, cilt.6, ss.39-52, 2019 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Because of water scarcity at the Yuvacik Reservoir and the other water resources in 2006 and 2014,
there could be a difficulty in raw water storage and supply of these resources which would result in water
problems on demand side. Therefore, a water pipeline with 5 pumps was constructed from Lake Sapanca to
Yuvacik Water Treatment Plant. But the ecological system of Lake Sapanca was affected negatively. In July
2014, new water resources were added to public supply system of Kocaeli Metropolitan City (KMC), and water
amount used from Yuvacik Dam and Treatment Plant decreased to the level of 121 Mm3 while it was 129 Mm3
and 122 Mm3
in 2013 and 2012 respectively.
This paper aims to call the attentions the importance of the planning regarding the climate change and water
scarcity and to reveal that drought will be able to overcome on the scale of KMC.