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Title: Goyt/Etherow sub-catchment report
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
For the purposes of this plan, the River Goyt sub-catchment consists of the Goyt, the River Etherow and their tributaries. The extent o f coverage is from the head-waters of each watercourse down to the confluence with the Goyt. The Goyt rises on Whetstone Ridge, to the south west of Buxton at an altitude of 520m AOD and flows north through Errwood and Femilee reservoirs. The Goyt is designated as Main River from the outlet of Femilee Reservoir, at an altitude of 210m AOD. From here the river continues in a northerly direction through Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, New Mills and Marple before turning west to flow towards its confluence with the River Tame at an altitude of 40m AOD. There are three main tributaries on the eastern side of the Goyt. Black Brook drains the Chapel-en-le-Frith area, with altitudes o f up to 530m AOD and its confluence with the Goyt is downstream of Whaley Bridge. The River Sett drains the Hayfield/Kinder Scout area of the High Peak District, with altitudes of up to 630m AOD and joins the Goyt in the town of New Mills. The Etherow is the largest tributary of the catchment and drains the northern area of the Peak District and also the town of Glossop. The upper reaches of the Etherow are dominated by five large reservoirs, with the surrounding catchment rising to altitudes of 580m AOD. The only Main River tributaries on the western side of the River Goyt are Torkington and Poise Brooks, which are at a low altitude and drain the Hazel Grove area. The total catchment area of the Goyt is 365 km2 and the areas of some of the main tributaries are as follows: River Etherow, River Sett and Black Brook.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Catchment managementWater qualityEnvironmental managementWaste disposalConsultationRecreationFlood controlNature conservationRiversRiver fisheriesFish farms
Geographic Keywords: GoytUpper Mersey catchmentEtherowGreater Manchester
Extent: 101
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