Skip to main content


Title: Monitoring of the Priory storm overflow on the River Tone at Taunton : June - November 1991 and water quality investigations unit January 1992
Author: National Rivers Authority South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Priory storm overflow on the River Tone at Taunton has 2 discharge points. As stated in the consent conditions, the outlets are used as follows: for the discharge of partially treated effluent; and for the discharge of sewage effluent following minimal treatment. In recent years, during the summer, the operation of the overflow, particularly the crude outlet, following sudden heavy rain at times of low river flow, has resulted in major fish mortalities. This report describes water quality and monitors the operation of Priory storm overflow and its effects on the River Tone throughout the summer of 1991.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Blandford Forum
Subject Keywords: RiversWater pollutionSewageEffluentsWastewaterMonitoringMortalityFreshwater fishes
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestTone (Somerset)SomersetSouth and West Somerset catchment
Extent: 16
Total file downloads: 217

Download PDF    Display PDF in separate tab