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Title: Ribble : consultation draft : June 1999
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The River Ribble is one of the longest rivers in the North West of England, draining a catchment area of 2128 square kilometres and covering a distance of 110 kilometres from source to mouth. The Ribble originates high in the Pennines at Newby Head Moss at an altitude of 422 metres. The river cascades down having the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the east and the Forest of Bowland to the west. In the upland catchment the major use of the land is for farming, being based around small villages and hamlets such as Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Long Preston. This part of the Ribble attracts visitors enjoying many recreational activities including fell walking, particularly in the area between Settle and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, salmon and coarse fishing supported by the high quality waters. This consultation report is publicly available from the 15th August and people are free to comment on the issues and proposed solutions. Following a three month period of consultation the report is reviewed to take into account these new views resulting in the production of an Action Plan which will be published Winter 1999.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)ConsultationCatchment managementEnvironmental impactRiversSewage treatmentWater qualityEnvironmental managementAgricultural wastesAgricultural pollutionRiver fisheriesBiodiversityWaste disposalNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: RibbleRibble catchmentHodderLancashire
Extent: 105
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1281
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