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Title: River Avon, Bath : aesthetic study of riverbanks through the urban area of Bath : final report
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The publics awareness of the environment around them has increased greatly over recent years. They are far more likely to report incidents of pollution and form action groups to campaign for their local area. The general public will assess the quality of a river primarily on its aesthetic appearance rather than its chemical content. Residents and users of the River Avon downstream of Bath have long complained about accumulations of litter and debris affecting the banks and over hanging trees. A number of aesthetic surveys were therefore performed to assess the scale of the problem and identify the likely sources of the litter and debris. This report concentrates on the aesthetic quality of the River Avon through Bath and in particular litter and Sewage Related Debris (SRD) found along the banks and in over-hanging trees. It will attempt to identify sources and quantify their impact upon the river. A further study will concentrate on identifying which Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are potential sources of sewage debris and quantifying the different debris types to asses their potential influence upon the river.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: RiversRiverbank protectionQuality of lifeSewagePollution surveysPollution controlUrban areas
Geographic Keywords: EA MidlandsBristol AvonBath (Somerset)Bristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchment
Extent: n.p. [40]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1256
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