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Title: Mounts Bay catchment survey : final draft
Author: Ed Prince
Author: Alison Clode
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection department Cornwall area final draft August 2001
The Mounts Bay Catchment comprises mainly gently sloping river valleys in which the rivers are well buffered from external impacts by dense scrub and Carr woodland. Most of the tributaries originate as springs on the Penwith Moor area, which has been impacted by historical mineral and metal mining. The main rivers within the catchment are the Red River, Ponsandane Brook, which splits into Rosemorran Stream and Trevaylor Stream and the Chyandour Brook. Each main river splits into many spring-fed tributaries. There is also a large marsh area at Marazion that is separated from the beach by the coast road. The objective of this document is to investigate all possible natural and anthropogenic sources of bacterial contamination entering the Mounts Bay Catchment main rivers and tributaries. These bacteria may have been contributing factors to the consistent failure to meet the guideline standards at the three Mounts Bay EC Designated Bathing Waters.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: [Dorset]
Subject Keywords: BaysWater pollutionSewageAgricultural pollutionBathing waterBacterial monitoringSeptic tanks
Geographic Keywords: Mounts Bay (Cornwall)West Cornwall and the Fal catchment
Extent: 21; + appendices
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