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Title: Seaton, Looe and Fowey catchment management plan : first annual review
Author: Environment Agency Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Seaton, Looe and Fowey Catchement is a high quality environment which has suffered relatively little harm from development. However one of the early industries which brought prosperity to the area - mining - has left a legacy of contaminated drainage which continues to affect rivers in the catchment. The catchment is significant in regional terms for providing public water supply from Colliford and Sibleyback reservoirs and the River Fowey. Today the Environment Agency's role is to recognise what environmental features are important in the catchment and ensure that developments do not cause unacceptable damage to them. In practice we achieve environmental sustainability by setting limits of acceptable environmental change. Some of the activities which are described in the tables in this Action Plan outline our role in setting these limits - particularly in the field of water quality management. This is the First Annua! Review of the Seaton, Looe and Fowey Action Plan which was published in 1996. It introduces the Environment Agency, summarises progress made with actions and introduces 5 new actions. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more background detail, and this Review should be read in conjunction with these publications: Seaton, Looe an Fowey Catchment Management Plan Consultation Report - December 1994; Seaton, Looe an Fowey Catchment Management Plan Action Plan - January 1996.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansWater qualityEnvironmental managementRiversNature conservationFlood controlBiodiversityCatchment managementBeachesSalmon fisheriesPollution control
Geographic Keywords: Fowey (river)North Cornwall, Seaton, Looe and Fowey catchmentLooe (river, Cornwall)Cornwall
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