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Title: River Irwell catchment management plan: consultation report: chapter seven - Lower Irwell sub-catchment: September 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Lower Irwell is a heavily urbanised catchment incorporating the south side of Manchester City centre from Openshaw to Old Trafford and the whole of the City of Salford, together with the outlying mainly residential settlements of Prestwich, Walkden, Swinton, Worsley and Urmston. The River Irwell and its tributaries have a profound impact on the form of the catchment from the north to where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal. The River has been responsible in part for the growth and settlement pattern in this part of Salford. It is a catchment with many typical urban problems of inadequate ageing Victorian infrastructure and poverty especially in the eastern half. The River has also suffered from historical economic changes and lack of investment. The River was seen as a handy place to site waste tips and sewage works. However, the watercourses are still a major source of recreation land, acting like green fingers of open land leading to the urban conurbation.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestIrwellIrwell catchment
Extent: 90
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