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Title: Broadland flood alleviation strategy : environmental monitoring : strategic river surveys 1998
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Broadland Flood Alleviation Strategy (BFAS) establishes and justifies the objective of sustaining the current standard of flood defence throughout Broadland. The Strategy proposes a ten-year programme of bank strengthening and erosion protection works followed by a rolling programme of works, at 15 year intervals, to maintain the defences and counter settlement and sea-level rise over the next 50 years. It is now expected that the works will be earned out by means of a 20-year Public Private Partnership Programme (PPPP) Contract. It is expected that a contract will be awarded during 2000. The need for monitoring is identified in the BFAS Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Monitoring is required both to provide baseline information on which Environmental Assessments can be based and also to assess impacts and changes resulting from flood defence works. The SEA was carried out as part of the BFAS. The SEA set out in general terms criteria for the environmental acceptability of flood alleviation works and for environmental enhancement in Broadland. These criteria are listed in Appendix 1 in the Scoping Study Report (Scott Wilson, 1998d). The criteria relate to three different scales: Strategic: covering the whole of Broadland; Local: within individual flood compartments; Site-specific: individual flood defence works within a flood compartment. The SEA emphasised the need to monitor to see if BFAS meets the environmental criteria as it develops, by carrying out baseline and subsequent environmental surveys.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: FloodingFlood management policiesRiversWater qualitySalinityInvertebratesRiver corridor surveysDiatoms
Geographic Keywords: Broadland Rivers catchmentBroadland
Extent: 159
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