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Title: River Darwen : catchment review 1984-1995
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This document aims to analyse the River Darwen catchment review 1984-1995. The River Darwen catchment is, in general, highly modified in nature and urban in location. The river is greatly affected by industrial development, which has adversely affected the rivers' ecology physical characteristics and physical appearance. The catchment on the whole is very diverse but the major problem is organic pollution. The River Darwen catchment has many problems related to organic pollution. However, where the organic discharges are reduced, e.g. Hennel Brook ptc R. Darwen, a significant (and sustained) improvement has been noted. If this problem was addressed, and the highly urbanised sections of watercourse physically improved habitat wise, the River Darwen catchment should be capable of supporting a stable NWC class 2 invertebrate population.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment basinsOrganic matterWater pollution
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestRibble catchment
Extent: n.p. [23]
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