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Title: Brue and Axe : first annual review : July 1999
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This is the First Annual Review of the River Brue and Axe Action Plan. It introduces the Environment Agency and summarises progress made with actions. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more background detail, and this Review should be read in conjunction with these publications: River Brue an Axe Consultation Report: July 1997; River Brue an Axe Action Plan: March 1998. The River Brue an Axe Catchment lies wholly within the County of Somerset The River Brue rises in the clay uplands to the east of the catchment flowing slowly through the flat lowlands of the Somerset Levels and Moors, often in man-made channels, before entering the sea at Highbridge. The River Sheppey, the River Axe and its tributaries, the Cheddar Yeo and Lox Yeo, rise from limestone springs on the Mendips, before flowing through the Somerset Levels and Moors to the sea just north of Brean Down. The rivers are interconnected in several places by rhynes controlled by sluices, forming a very complex artificial drainage system.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Somerset
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementRiversFlood controlRiver fisheriesPollution controlWaste managementAir quality
Geographic Keywords: Axe (Bristol Channel)BrueSomersetSouth and West Somerset catchment
Extent: 26
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