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Title: Mersey sub-catchment report : February 1996
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Upper Mersey Catchment Management Plan Consultation Report (February 1996) attempts to highlight the most significant issues and solutions for rectification within a time scale of five years. For the purposes of this plan, the River Mersey sub-catchment consists of the River Mersey, down to the Manchester Ship Canal, Sinderland Brook and their tributaries, but excluding the Rivers Goyt, Bollin and Tame. The River Mersey originates in Stockport, where the Goyt and Tame converge at an altitude of 40 m AOD. From Stockport the river flows in a westerly direction and is initially confined in a walled channel as far as Heaton Mersey, where the river begins to meander across the flood plain. The river flows past Northenden, Chorlton, Ashton-on- Mersey and Flixton, before outfalling into the Manchester Ship Canal over Irlam Weir at an altitude of 12 m AOD.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansCatchment basins
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestUpper Mersey catchment
Extent: 104
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