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Title: Freshwater Tamar catchment management plan : first annual review : April 1996 to March 1997
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This is the First Annual Review of the Freshwater Tamar Action Plan which was published in 1996. It introduces the Environment Agency, summarises progress made with actions and introduces a new biodiversity action. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more background detail, and this Review should be read in conjunction with these publications: Freshwater Tamar Catchment Management Plan Consultation Report - September 1995; Freshwater Tamar Catchment Management Plan Action Plan - March 1996. Roadford reservoir is used to store water for public supply to Plymouth, South Hams and large areas of North Devon. Water is released from the reservoir for abstraction downstream at Gunnislake on the River Tamaras well as being abstracted directly from the reservoir for supply to North Devon. The management of this reservoir and other abstractions has an impact on the natural water environment. These impacts can be minimised by successful implementation of Operating Agreements. A review of the Roadford Reservoir Operating Agreement has been undertaken. The new Operating Agreement comes into force in April 1997. This will ensure conservative use of resources within the zone during dry periods and allow for optimisation of surplus resources at other times.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Bodmin
Subject Keywords: RiversLocal action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementWater qualityRiver fisheriesFlood controlWater pollutionWaste managementPollution controlBiodiversityRiver Quality ObjectivesLand useFish migration
Geographic Keywords: TamarTamar LakesCornwallRoadford ReservoirTamar catchment
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