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Title: Somerset Levels and Moors water level management : action plan
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: somerset levels and moors water level management strategy review
This is the action plan of Somerset Levels and Moors water level management. This Strategy and Action Plan identifies key issues for water level management outside the flood situation and sets out a bold programme of actions, both inside and outside designated areas, to collect the required information, implement changes through consensus and partnership wherever possible and identify desirable incentives. The overall aim of the Agencys new Strategy is for the wise use of land and water in the Somerset Levels and Moors which achieves the conservation and enhancement of the wetlands special features through economically viable and environmentally sensitive water level and land management. The Somerset Levels and Moors is the largest area of lowland wet grassland remaining in England, covering some 60,000 hectares in the centre of Somerset and representing 20% of the UK resource of this habitat. It is a drained marsh, susceptible to tidal flooding from the Severn Estuary, and frequent fluvial floods from the rivers that flow through the low lying land on their way to the sea.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Water levelsManagementAction plansMoors
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestSomerset
Extent: 27
Total file downloads: 292

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