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Title: Regional strategic options study : final report : component 7 : River Trent to Rutland water transfer
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
WS Atkins was appointed by the Anglian Region of the NRA in August 1991 to carry out a regional water resource Strategic Options Study examining the feasibility, cost and environmental implications of particular engineering options. Figure 1.1 shows the two principal options in the Regional Strategic Options Study, namely transfers from the lower Trent to Norfolk, Essex and Thames Region and a pumped storage river regulation reservoir at Great Bradley, near Newmarket. As a supplementary study, Atkins was appointed in December 1991 to consider the bulk transfer of up to 400 tcmd of water from the River Trent at Nottingham to Rutland Water. This report presents this supplementary study. Abstractions at Nottingham would have a greater impact on the Trent than abstractions from the tidal reach, particularly at times of low flow. Unless low flow restrictions on abstractions were introduced, the main impacts would include derogation of Staythorpe Power Station licence for cooling water abstraction and worsened conditions for coarse fisheries between Nottingham and Newark during low flow periods. British Waterways would also oppose increased abstraction upstream of Torksey mainly on the grounds that it would worsen the already difficult siltation regime.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Water abstractionWater resourcesRegional planningWater transferWater reservoirs
Geographic Keywords: RutlandNottinghamTrent (England)
Extent: 111
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