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Title: North and Mid-Somerset catchment flood management plan : summary of draft plan, October 2006
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This publication is a summary of our draft North and Mid-Somerset Catchment Flood Management Plan (the draft plan'). It will never be possible to prevent flooding entirely. But what we can do is work with local authorities and others to manage floods. This means we can reduce both the chance and the impact of flooding. The draft plan contains policies and guidance which will help the Agency and our partners decide the best ways to manage future flood risk. Climate change, urban development and land use management all have a big influence on these decisions. The North and Mid-Somerset catchment has rivers draining from the Mendip Hills to the Severn Estuary. The main rivers are shown on the map below. Flows in these rivers are affected by the topography - the lie of the land. Fast-flowing streams rising in the east of the catchment flow into the low coastal plain, where the gradient is flatter and river flows much slower. All the rivers reach the Severn Estuary through tidal flaps. Tide locking has a major effect on the lower parts of the rivers. Urban centres include Burnham-on-Sea, Cheddar, Clevedon, Congresbury, Glastonbury, Highbridge, Nailsea, Portishead, Street and Weston-super-Mare.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Place: Bridgwater
Subject Keywords: Catchment Flood Management PlansCatchment managementFlood controlFlood risk management plansEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: SomersetSevern Vale catchmentSevern Estuary
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