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Title: Freshwater Tamar and tributaries : consultation draft
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This is the Consultation Draft for the Local Action Plan for the Freshwater Tamar and Tributaries. The plan area is based on the river catchment of the Freshwater Tamar system draining from the Culm measures and the slopes of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor to the tidal limit at Gunnislake. The total area of the catchment is 465 square kilometres. The River Wolf catchment includes Roadford Reservoir, which supplies water to a large part of Devon and Cornwall. Rivers with dams have a modified regime. At times of low flows releases for abstraction downstream enhance water levels. The area is essentially rural in character, ranging from culm grassland, open moorland to rolling hills intersected by steep-sided river valleys. There is no heavy industry, but historically there was extensive mining activity, especially in the south of the catchment, which has left its own legacy of abandoned mines and workings. Although Launceston and Holsworthy are sizeable market towns the rest of the resident population is scattered in small towns and villages which gives rise to challenges and problems in providing services.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Bodmin
Subject Keywords: RiversLocal action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementConsultationWater qualityRiver Quality ObjectivesRiver fisheriesWater pollutionFlood controlEffluentsMiningLand use
Geographic Keywords: TamarTamar catchmentCornwall
Extent: 44
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