A1_5 Draining the Mediterranean

Peter Edwards, Liam Allen, Josh Wynn


This paper investigates one possible method of draining the Mediterranean Sea via the use of a siphon system. We found with one pipe approximated to those used in the hoover dam it would take almost 10000 years, however when the dam is scaled up to cover the strait of Gibraltar the time is reduced to 35 years. Making it a feasible although unlikely engineering project.

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