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Title: Rivers Idle and Torne catchment management plan : action plan : October 1996
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
The catchment of the Rivers Idle and Torne covers an area of 1,307 km2 within north Nottinghamshire and south Humberside and has a resident population of about 625,000 people. Man has impacted on the catchment since early times and the area has a rich industrial and archaeological heritage. The heavily urbanised and industrial headwaters contrast sharply with the very flat, open and rural lower reaches nearer to the confluences with the River Trent. Man's influence is also apparent here though where drains have been cut and rivers re-routed and straightened to produce highly productive agricultural areas. The catchment is predominantly rural with the exception of the headwaters, as described above. The River Idle and its tributaries flow through the heavily industrialised towns of Mansfield and Worksop, then through the rolling forested areas of Sherwood Forest and the Dukeries. The River Torne rises on the edge of Doncaster and flows through the flat areas of low land, characterised by the Isle of Axholme, Thorne and Hatfield Moors. The Agency's vision for this catchment is to achieve sustainable use of the water resources within the catchment area, particularly in the lower reaches where water level management is of prime importance. The key objectives of the plan are therefore to: Establish a balance between the demands of irrigation and abstraction and the needs of the environment; Ensure that the quality of minewater discharged to the rivers is of astandard appropriate to the needs of downstream users; Initiate and promote proposals for the improvement of habitats for fisheries and conservation; Ensure that the standard of flood protection is appropriate to the needs of the adjacentland use, consistent with the vision.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansCatchment managementEnvironmental planningRiversWater qualityConsultationLand useWater abstractionRiver fisheriesNature conservationWaste treatment
Geographic Keywords: Idle and Torne catchmentIdleNottinghamshireTorneDerbyshire
Extent: 64
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