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Title: Main river : fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This brief National Rivers Authority leaflet from the North West Region describes issues of the main river. The term main river refers to a length of watercourse which has been identified as being essential to the natural land drainage of a river catchment. The ultimate responsibility for maintaining watercourses lies with the owners of the land through which is passes. However if the NRA considers work on a stretch of main river necessary, it can carry it out itself, or serve notice on the landowner to do the work. The NRAs powers to carry out maintenance work are discretionary, rather than mandatory and in no way relieve the landowner o f his ultimate responsibility. To be formally adopted as main river a length of watercourse has to be formally registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: National Rivers AuthorityPublic servicesInformation dissemination
Extent: n.p. [2]
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