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Title: North Devon streams : second annual review : October 1999
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This is the Second Annual Review of the North Devon Streams LEAP. The North Devon Streams LEAP Action Plan contains more background detail, and this Annual Review should be read in conjunction with this. The River Umber from its source to the normal tidal limit marginally failed to comply with its RQO of RE1 in 1998 as a result of elevated BOD. As detailed in the First Annual Review (published in October 1998) a number of problems were identified in the lower section of the River Umber which included a South West Water Ltd leaking sewer. This has been rectified as has a problem with a sewage pumping station effluent overflow. In the upper reaches of the River Umber cattle access to the river was a problem. This was rectified in 1998 with the provision of bankside fencing. It is hoped that these improvements will lead to the river passing its RQO again in future years. During 2000 we will review the 1999 water quality monitoring data to see if this is the case.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Water qualityRiversFlood controlRiver fisheriesNature conservationEnvironmental managementLand usePollution control
Geographic Keywords: North Devon catchmentDevonLyn (Devon)
Extent: 24; maps
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