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Title: Ely Ouse catchment management plan : first annual review Jan 1994 to Jan 1996
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: ely ouse catchment management plan - first annual review
This Annual Review summarises the progress made in achieving targets to improve the water environment in the Ely Ouse Catchment since publication of the Final Plan in January 1994. There has been good progress by most parties in carrying out actions planned for this year, many working in collaboration. Of the 51 actions identified for this year, 10 have been completed, one deferred and the remainder are ongoing as planned. Five actions have been brought forward to this year. Improvements in water quality of some rivers has been achieved, both by investment in infrastructure and by pollution prevention visits. Investigative works in connection with groundwater pollution have been instigated. The Regional Water Resources Strategy was published, which altered the view of available water resource in the catchment. Groundwater is now only available within the chalk aquifer adjacent to the Upper Wissey. Some surface water is available in all catchments during periods of high flows in winter, but summer water is only available in limited quantities augmented by raw water transfer. This applies to the Thet, Little Ouse and Ely Ouse rivers. The moratorium on licences introduced during the drought no longer applies. Improvements to flood defence structures has progressed satisfactorily, increasing the standard of service. All main rivers have been classified for River Habitat and some good progress achieved on restoration works. Navigation on the Little Ouse will be extended as a result of the new lock at Brandon, and a start on a new footpath along the Cut Off Channel has been made.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Annual reportsCatchment managementFlood controlWater qualityRiversWater abstractionNavigation
Geographic Keywords: Little OuseCam and Ely Ouse catchmentNorfolk
Extent: 17
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