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Title: Fal and St Austell streams : action plan
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Action Plan follows the production of the Fal an St Austell Streams Consultation Report and the consultation period. The Action Plan will form the basis for improvements to the environment and primarily covers the five year period from 1997 to April 2002. The Action Plan will be monitored and reported annually. Future annual reviews will include any new issues. In the east of the catchment china clay extraction, the dominant activity, has a significant affect on the area. Historic mineral mining has left a legacy of old mines and adits, particularly in the Carnon Downs area. The remainder is rural in character, ranging from moorland headwaters, to arable farmland, meadowland and extensive woodland in the lower reaches of the rivers. The catchment displays a diverse range of landscapes. The western and eastern parts of the catchment display the effects of past and present mineral working. In the east the skyline is dominated by vast white conical or flat-topped china clay waste tips. Scrub covered slopes lead down to deep turquoise pools at the tips' bases. Wetland and willow scrub provides a contrast to the modern large-scale clay workings nearby, including Goss Moor which supports the largest inland wetland in Cornwall.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Bodmin
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningWater qualityRiversRiver fisheriesSea levelWaste managementPollution controlFlood controlRiver Quality Objectives
Geographic Keywords: St Austell (Cornwall)Fal (Cornwall)West Cornwall and the Fal catchmentFalmouth
Extent: 41; + maps
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