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Title: Blackwater River catchment management plan : final plan : November 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
A fundamental objective of Catchment Management Planning is to involve the public and all interested parties in the planning for the future well-being of the catchment. To meet this objective the consultation pro cess inclu ded a press release , a Consultation Document, a summary leaflet, displays in local libraries and meetings. The Consultation Document and the summary were published in November 1992 and sent to a total of 119 interested parties. The consultation period extended to 29th January 1993 and written com m en ts were requested to be submitted by that date. Responses were received from 45% of those consulted. The consultation exercise was helpful and productive. Not only did it afford the National Rivers Authority the opportunity to become more aware o f the concerns of others but it also resulted in the Blackwaier catchment and its issues being given a higher profile. The issues and actions were confirmed as being correct and appropriate. The Blackwater River catchment comprises all land draining surface water run-off to the Blackwater River and its tributaries which include the River Whitewater, River Hart, Fleet Brook and Cove Brook. The length of Main River (over which the NRA has statutory powers for flood defence) is 87 kilometres ; the length of Controlled Water (monitored by the NRA for water quality purposes) is 125 kilometres.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansCatchment managementWater qualityNature conservationFlood risk managementWater abstractionWater pollutionRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: EnglandBroadland Rivers catchment
Extent: 20
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