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Title: North Somerset rivers : first annual review - April 2000
Author: Environment Agency North Wessex Area
Document Type: Monograph
This is the first Annual Review of the North Somerset Rivers Action Plan. It provides a summary of the Environment Agencys progress on actions set out in the Action Plan. More detailed background information is provided by the previous publications relating to this catchment: North Somerset Rivers Consultation Report December 1997; North Somerset Rivers Action Plan November 1998. This is the first Annual Review for the North Somerset Rivers Catchment, and reports on the progress in carrying out our planned actions. This is also an opportunity to address new issues and actions as they arise. The annual review process will be carried out until the Action Plan is five years old, at which point we will launch a new consultation report. This process is currently under review and may change in the future. The catchment stretches from Brean Down in the south to the mouth of the River Avon in the north, and east to Blagdon Lake. The Severn Estuary borders the area to the west. The LEAP area combines the catchments of the Rivers Banwell, Oldbridge, Yeo, Kenn, Blind Yeo and Land Yeo, as well as Uphill Great Rhyne, Drove Rhyne and Portbury Ditch. The rivers are characterised by having short upland reaches and long lowland reaches with very low gradients. About one-third of the area is potentially floodable, relying on engineered flood defences. Nearly half of the catchment is lowlying levels and moors, where three Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) are responsible for water management.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bridgwater
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansRiversConsultationEnvironmental managementHabitat improvementWater quality
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestBristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchment
Extent: 52
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