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Title: Loughor and North Gower action plan (Bilingual) : Llwchwr a Gogledd Gwyr cynllun gweithredu (Bilingual)
Author: Environment Agency South West Wales Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Loughor and its upper tributaries drain the remote uplands of the Black Mountain in the northeast of the catchment. The river runs in a southwesterly direction, meandering through its wide flood plain before entering the Loughor Estuary and Burry Inlet. The catchment is predominately rural in nature, but with a wide range of industry present. As with other South Wales valleys, the coal industry has had, and continues to have, a great impact on the environment. For the purposes of this CMP the term 'catchment' refers to the catchment areas of the Loughor and the smaller rivers of the North Gower unless otherwise stated. The streams of the South Gower are included in the Tawe and South Gower CMP Action Plan published in April 1995. The catchment contains areas of flood plain, both tidal and fluvial, where extensive development has occurred. All these areas are at flood risk, and some have a history of extensive flooding. Our flood defence interest relates primarily to these areas and we aim to provide and maintain appropriate standards of flood protection. Water quality in the catchment is generally high with 84.5% of classified river length placed into Classes A and B in 1995, according to the General Quality Assessment (GQA) Scheme.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Neath
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningRiversWater qualityFlood controlEstuariesNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: Loughor to Taf catchmentCarmarthenshire
Extent: 24
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