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Title: Capel Fleet - Mocketts pumping station : Regional Engineer's report
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Volume 1
The Capel Fleet is situated on the Isle of Sheppey in the County of Kent. It is classified as main river and drains 1520 ha of low-lying land largely devoted to arable agriculture through Mocketts Sluice, which in turn drains to the Swale. The collapse of the existing structure at Mocketts Sluice requires major works to maintain the drainage of the Capel Fleet. The area around the Capel Fleet is of great environmental importance, particularly for nature conservation, due to its mixture of saline and freshwater habitats. The area around the Capel Fleet is of great environmental interest. The Fleet corridor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and lies within the Swale Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site. Part of the area has been designated a National Nature Reserve and the whole area lies within the North Kent Marshes Environmetally Sensitive Area (ESA) and the North Kent Marshes Special Landscape Area (SLA). There are a number of sites with archaeological potential in the area although none have yet been designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Subject Keywords: PumpsWater managementDrainageFlood controlRisk assessmentWater levelsCost analysisCatchment management
Geographic Keywords: Isle of Sheppey
Extent: 30
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