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Title: Louth coastal action plan 1998
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Situated within the County of Lincolnshire and extending over an area of some 1040 km2 the Plan covers the East Coast between Tetney and Wainfleet All Saints, and inland to the Lincolnshire Wolds. It is predominantly rural in nature, home to some 90,000 people - a figure which can increase by the influx of holiday makers during the summer season to over 240,000. Tourism is vital to the wealth of this area a factor influenced by the quality of its seven E.C. identified bathing waters all of which comply with the mandatory standards. Skegness and Mablethorpe are focal points for the holiday industry; the main inland urban area is the market town of Louth. The principal water resources are the Chalk and Spilsby Sandstone aquifers and the local surface water systems of the Louth Canal (Covenham Reservoir), Great and Long Eau, Waithe Beck, River Lymn and River Steeping. We continue to work to protect and enhance these valuable assets for all users of the water environment. The range of land drainage patterns from, swift flowing streams to sluggish fenland drains, reflects the varying topography of the area. Together with Internal Drainage Boards we work to ensure adequate discharge of water to sea and appropriate fluvial defences are in place to protect people and property during periods of high river flow. Water quality is generally fair to good, reflecting the Catchment's rural nature and the lack of major effluent discharges to its main watercourses. Air quality is also relatively good and has been improving in recent years. This positive trend is set to continue over the next decade. Many of the issues identified in this Plan, relating to the sustainable use of resources, biodiversity, the illegal disposal of waste and the recreational use of the water environment, will be addressed and resolved through a partnership approach between ourselves, local authorities, organisations and individuals.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Lincoln
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA); Catchment management; Environmental management; Environmental planning; Rivers; Water quality; Flood control; Nature conservation; Waste management; River fisheries; Coasts
Geographic Keywords: Louth Grimsby and Ancholme catchment; Lincolnshire; Lymn (Lincolnshire)
Extent: 60
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