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Title: Planning for the rising tides : the Humber estuary shoreline management plan. Summary of proposals
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Environment Agency is developing a longterm strategy to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property around the Humber. The initial plan was published in September 2000. This leaflet summarises how the plan has been prepared and its key features. It also sets out the next steps that will provide the detail needed to convert the initial plan into a working document which defines the defence line around all the estuary. The Agency is aiming to produce a plan that will be sustainable, in the sense that it will provide acceptable flood defences without placing any undue burden on future generations. It will achieve this by seeking to work with natural estuary processes. The plan will also take into account the interests of all those concerned with the estuary and look at the effects of any changes, natural or engineered, that might occur. It will pay particular attention to the effects of sea level rise, currently about 3 mm per year but predicted to double to 6 mm per year or more.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Leeds
Subject Keywords: Estuaries; Flood defence structures; Flood control; Shoreline Management Plans
Geographic Keywords: HumberEast Riding of Yorkshire
Extent: n.p. [6]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1149
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