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Title: Planning for the rising tides - the Humber Estuary - consultation on managed realignment: information for the landowners and tenants - June 2002
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency is developing a long-term strategy for managing the flood defences surrounding the Humber Estuary, including the lower reaches of the tidal Ouse and Trent. Our initial findings were published in September 2000 in the Humber Estuary Shoreline Management Plan. The plan describes the issues we face, including the effects of sea level rise relative to the land, and sets out our proposed actions to address them. The plan stresses the importance of keeping a system of defences around the estuary to protect the large number of people, the extensive commercial and industrial facilities and the large area of very productive agricultural land at risk from flooding. Beside much of the estuary the best approach is to keep the defences where they are now, even though this will lead to the loss of valuable wildlife habitat as sea levels rise. Moving the defences back in some places will however help to make the overall system more 'sustainable' - making the defences longer-lasting and providing more effective protection. We are therefore looking for sites where we can move the defences and, as a result, both improve the estuary's defence system and provide new habitat to compensate for the predicted losses. The main findings of the project are summarised below and set out in more detail in the Humber Estuary Shoreline Management Plan.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Leeds
Subject Keywords: EstuariesFlood controlFlood defence structuresNature conservationLand use planning
Geographic Keywords: HumberOuse (Yorkshire)East Riding of Yorkshire
Extent: 14
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