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Title: River Irwell catchment management plan : consultation report : chapter one - River Irwell introduction : September 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Irwell drains most of Greater Manchester and represents one of the major challenges to the NRA. The quality of water in the Irwell and many of its tributaries is a long way short of acceptable. Along the banks are the signs of the part played by this area in the industrial life of the country. There is a legacy of urban dereliction and inadequate infrastructure. Much of the river flows underground through culverts which are liable to block and flood. Too many people see rivers as a convenient dump, leaving the NRA to remove thousands of tonnes of debris each year. This Consultation Report is part of the Catchment Management planning process and sets out the NRA's vision for the Irwell over the next ten years. We are looking for improvements in water quality that will lead to all rivers achieving at least Class 2. We are looking to tackle the problems of pollution, crumbling structures and poor access. We want to see the amenity value of our rivers realised, extending where we can 'green corridors' into the city. Catchment Planning brings together in one plan the activities of the NRA in Flood Defence, Water Quality, Fisheries, Conservation and Recreation, and Water Resources.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestIrwellIrwell catchment
Extent: 50; + appendices
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