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Title: The River Alt : fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Alt rises in Huyton then flows in a North Westerly direction through the outskirts of Liverpool and Aintree to Formby where it turns South to join the outer Mersey Estuary and the Irish Sea at Hightown. The Alt is Merseysides second largest river after the Mersey, draining much of the surface water from the north Liverpool conurbation. There are over 75 kilometres of rivers, streams and brooks within the overall catchment of the river. Much of the length of the river lies below high tide level, particularly in the lower reaches near Formby and Hightown. Consequently, the Alt is pumped from source to estuary. This is achieved by pumping stations situated at Altmouth and on the tributaries. The quality of water in most of the Alts catchment is poor with pollution depriving the water of oxygen and its ability to support fish life.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversRecreationInformation dissemination
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestAlt (Merseyside)Alt Crossens catchment
Extent: n.p. [4]
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