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Title: The River Weaver : fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Weaver rises to the east of the Peckforton Hills, a sandstone outcrop on the western perimeter of the Cheshire Plain. It then flows some 88 kilometres from its source to its confluence with the Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, just north of Frodsham. The Weaver drains a catchment of some 417 square kilometres. Initially, the river flows in a south-easterly direction until its confluence with the River Duckow, after which point it flows north to Northwich, then generally west after the confluence with the River Dane. Since 1880, the Weaver downstream of Winsford, has been canalised. In places, additional parallel stretches of canal were constructed so that the river splits into the new canalised section and the original course of the river. To ensure adequate depth is maintained for boats and barges, locks were installed at various points between Winsford and Frodsham.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCanalsInformation dissemination
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestWeaver (Cheshire)Weaver Gowy catchment
Extent: n.p. [7]
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