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Title: Maintaining watercourses : fact file
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This brief National Rivers Authority leaflet from the North West Region describes watercourses maintenance. The main function of a river is to carry rainfall from the land to the sea. Anything that interferes with this process can lead to the risk of flooding. Work to maintain the free flow of rivers is carried out by the NRA. The authority has powers to carry out work on waters designated as main river and which are defined on a map approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. It is important to note that the these powers are permissive rather than mandatory i.e. the NRA may use its discretion as to the extent and the location of any work required. The purpose of maintaining rivers is to keep the channel clear for the flow of water. The NRA carries out this work in a number of ways
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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