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Title: Severn Estuary : draft issues report
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: November 1996
The Severn is one of Britain's biggest estuaries. It is also special because it has the second largest tidal range in the world. The study area runs from just above Gloucester to Minehead on the English Coast and Nash Point (west of Barry) on the Welsh Coast. There are widespread concerns about the health of the estuary and the impacts of pollution, especially sewage pollution. Equally, the vibrant economy and culture of the area creates a strong pressure for further development. This report seeks to explore ways to find a balance between conservation and development demands. Further issues arise from aggregate extraction, coastal defences, recreational use, regulations on industry and shipping, nature conservation designations, barrages and the potential inpact of sea level rise.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: EstuariesPollutionConservation strategyDevelopment policies
Geographic Keywords: Severn Estuary
Extent: 151
Total file downloads: 347

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