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Title: Nene Valley water level management strategy : position statement September 1996
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Nene between Northampton and the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice, 7km east of Peterborough, is a major feature of the local landscape providing social, economic and environmental benefits. The watercourse, as we know it today, is artificially controlled by a cascade of locks and other structures, (Plan 1). These retain a depth of water in summer and permit the passage of flood flows in winter. A number of structures are now reaching the end of their useful life. Without such structures, summer water depths would fall significantly - as low as 0.3m (1ft) or so in places - thereby affecting the whole water environment and the usage it supports. There is an opportunity to review current practices and to identify areas for improvements. The Environment Agency wishes to develop a future management strategy compatible with its statutory duties and permissive responsibilities, which will optimise the potential of the River Nene. In order to do so, all parties with an interest in the river regime are being consulted. The opportunities for a Partnership approach to secure mutual benefits are being investigated. All sources of possible funding are also being considered.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementRiversWater levelsPartnershipsCatchment Management Plans
Geographic Keywords: Nene catchmentCambridgeshireNene (river)
Extent: 8
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