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Title: Cannock flood alleviation scheme : your questions answered
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet aims to describe the flood alleviation scheme of Cannock. Cannock Chase is called 'the green heart of Staffordshire', with majestic woodlands, valleys and heathlands. A former royal hunting forest and home to one of Britain's largest herds of fallow deer, the Chase is the smallest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales at 68 km or 26 miles. It is a major tourist attraction. The area has a fascinating history, once being the home of mining, iron-working, charcoal and glass making. Extensive areas of the Chase were used for military training and army encampments for World Wars I and II. However Cannock also has a flooding problem. The Ridings Brook drains an area of land that includes parts of Cannock Chase, Hednesford and eastern Cannock. The brook generally flows in a southwesterley direction from Pye Green, just south of high ground in Cannock Chase, through the urban areas of eastern Cannock and Bridgetown. It joins Saredon Brook, near the AS trunk road, before joining the River Penk. The brook is only 6.2 km long and drains an area of 18 sq km, the majority of which is urban. The brook's tributaries include Pye Green Brook, County Brook, Hawkes Green Brook and Golly Brook North.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: FloodingFlood defence structuresFlood controlHydraulic engineeringRivers
Geographic Keywords: CannockRidings Brook (Staffordshire)
Extent: 6
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