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Title: River Misbourne alleviation of low flows : progress report
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority (NRA) has the duty to conserve, redistribute, augment and secure the proper use of water resources in England and Wales, whilst at the same time conserving and enhancing the environment. The key aim is to manage water resources to achieve a balance between the needs of the environment and those of abstractors. The River Misbourne rises in th e Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire and passes through Great Missenden, Amersham, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter before joining the River Colne at Denham. During times of drought the river has always tended to lose water from its upper reaches and to cease flowing in its middle section. This natural variation in flow has been exaggerated by two factors: 1. About 65% of the water available to the river in an average year is abstracted for public supply; 2. The resulting effluent is discharged into the river system outside the catchment area (except for a small amount discharged at Gerrards Cross at the downstream end) and is therefore lost to the Misboume.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversFlow rateWater abstractionEngineeringGroundwaterEnvironmental monitoring
Geographic Keywords: MisbourneThames
Extent: n.p. [4]
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