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Title: River Irwell catchment management plan: consultation report: chapter six - River Medlock sub-catchment: September 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Medlock rises on the moors of north east Oldham and is located in the south east of the main Irwell catchment. The Medlock serves of the feeder streams for the amenity lakes which have recently been created from the former Upper and Lower Strinesdale Reservoirs. The river and its main tributaries, Thomley (Wood) Brook, Taunton Brook, Lumb Clough Brook and Lords Brook, drain the towns of Oldham (population 85,600), Failsworth (population 21,000) and part of Manchester, (population 434,600). The Medlock Catchment as a whole covers 57 km2 with approximately two thirds being used for residential or industrial purposes with the remainder agricultural and recreational land. The whole catchment is suffering from urban decay although the most serious problems are concentrated in the lower Medlock, near Manchester City Centre.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestIrwell catchmentMedlock (Manchester)
Extent: 84
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