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Title: Management of River Severn regulation
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Fact sheet 1 and 3
This is a short fact sheet on the River Severn. The River Severn is the longest river in Britain. Its source is on Plynlimon in the Welsh Mountains and it flows 354km through Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire before joining the sea at the Severn Estuary, which feeds into the Bristol Channel. Along the river's course, activities can occur which may change its natural flow patterns. For example, people take water from the river for their own use or dispose of treated waste water into the river. The river is managed to ensure that these needs are met without compromising the river's ability to support the natural environment. One way of managing flows is known as river regulation, which is carried out by the Environment Agency. Regulation involves supporting flows in the river with water from reservoirs and groundwater. Regulation of the River Severn balances the needs of water users with the protection of the environment. This balance is managed by the Environment Agency in liaison with water users, to ensure that the river and the estuary are protected from damage resulting from low flows.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: RiversEnvironmental managementRegulationsWater abstraction
Geographic Keywords: Severn
Extent: n.p. [4]
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