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Title: Two year aesthetic survey of beaches in the South West (1990 and 1991)
Author: J. Driver
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection
The principal objective of the survey was to assess the aesthetic impact of crude sewage discharges on popular beaches around the coastline of the South West. A standard method of assessment was used to record the type and quantity of visual debris on beaches around the region. Records were kept of the weather conditions prevailing at the time of the surveys. The results of the first year's, or preliminary, survey were used to refine the methods adopted during the second year's, or main, survey. During both surveys, opportunity was taken to assess the popularity of each beach by a rapid count of numbers of people on the beach and in the water on each sampling occasion. In the South West, 133 bathing waters are regularly monitored in accordance with the requirements of the EC Directive Concerning the Quality of Bathing Water. The aesthetic impact of crude sewage discharges was assessed at all these sites along with a further 71 popular beaches in the region (Figure 1). Two of these beaches were only monitored in 1990 and 4 only monitored in 1991. On each visit, a single continuous assessment of aesthetic quality was made along the entire beach which may have one or more identified bathing water monitoring points.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: BeachesSurveysBathing Water DirectiveBathing waterWater quality
Geographic Keywords: DevonCornwall
Extent: 5; + tables, figures and appendices
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