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Title: Assessment of Ivybridge mobile monitoring station and investigation of the water quality of the River Erme and the effect of Ivybridge Sewage Treatment works final effluent
Author: Jean Baptiste Martin
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: June 1990
The River Erme Valley lies in West Devon between the catchment of the Rivers Avon and Yealm. It rises on South West Dartmoor and flow south to discharge to the sea at Bigbury Bay. The length of the catchment is 22km and the catchment area to the sea outfall is 105km2. The only major tributary is Lud Brook which joins the River Erme just below Ermington (Figure 1). However, there are some smaller tributaries below this. Ivybridge is the only major settlement. It is situated where the A38 crosses the River Erme. Apart from light industry in Ivybridge and the Wiggins Teape papermill the catchment has little industry. The Environmental Quality Objectives for the River Erme are: Aesthetic Quality; Direct abstraction for potable supply; Salmonid Fish; Other aquatic; life/dependant organisms; Livestock Watering; and Irrigation of crops.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityMonitoringMonitoring techniquesSewage treatmentEffluents
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestErmeSouth Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: n.p. [91]
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