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North Kent catchment

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The tidal influence has a major bearing on the character of the lower parts of the River Darent and the marshes that border the estuaries. The catchment is split by a ridge of high ground, the North Downs, running east to west, separating the upper and lower reaches of both the narrow, steep River Darent and the low flat River Medway. The area is home to around 880,000 people and includes several important urban centres, which are mainly concentrated near the estuaries. These include Dartford, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, Faversham, and the Medway Towns (Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham). (EA)

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English catchment basin

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