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Title: The Somerset Levels and Moors : water level management and nature conservation : consultation paper
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The Somerset Levels and Moors are recognised as an internationally important wetland of exceptional wildlife, landscape and archaeological interest. Rapid changes have occurred in recent years which threaten the continued existence of these wetlands. Indeed in certain areas some species of wading birds have already become extinct. The present low water levels are unsuitable for the characteristic plants and animals of the Moors and also continue to jeopardise its archaeological interest and the unique moorland landscape. NRA Wessex Region is undertaking a major review of water level management on the Levels and Moors in order to safeguard these interests. The review focuses on the Environmentally Sensitive Area and the sixteen Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the Levels and Moors.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: WetlandsSite of Special Scientific InterestWater levelsEnvironmental impact
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestSomerset
Extent: n.p. [32]
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