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Title: Welmore Lake sluice reconstruction
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
This report analyses the Welmore Lake Sluice Reconstruction. The Ouse Washes are the largest example of regularly flooded washland in Britain. Surrounded by the most fertile agricultural land in the country, the Washes protect over 29,000 hectares of high quality fenland, including 830 residential properties. The Ouse Washes hold a special ecological significance as one of the last remaining regularly grazed freshwater marshes. The Washes are an intrinsic mechanism that depends on the maintenance of an open grassland that is regularly flooded in winter, but as dry as possible in summer. Recently, however, summer flooding has increased, threatening both the agricultural and domestic residents as well as the many rare species of birds and other wildlife.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: WetlandsLakesGrassland managementFens
Geographic Keywords: EA AnglianOuse WashesCambridgeshireNorfolkUpper and Bedford Ouse catchment
Extent: n.p. [6]
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