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Title: Roadford operational and environmental study : draft final report : Volume 3 : annex D ecology, annex E recreation
Author: National Rivers Authority South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This report shows the annexes about ecology and recreation of the Roadford Operational and Environmental Study report, produced by the South West Water Services Ltd and National Rivers Authority South West Region. The manner in which Roadford is operated in relation to other water resource within Devon has the potential to affect (both beneficially or adversely in ail cases) the ecology of six estuaries (Dart, Plym, Tavy, Tamar, Torridge and Taw), Devonport Leat, the freshwater reaches of the Meavy/Plym, Wolf/Thrushel/Lyd/Tamar and Okement/Torridge, as well as Burrator, Meldon and Roadford Reservoirs. Roadford Lake is located 3 miles to the north of the A30, approximately 12 miles northeast of Launceston and 14 miles west of Okehampton. A new junction, planned for 1992, will give access to the improved A30, 1V6 miles south of the dam. Access from the north is effected by narrow country lanes. Roadford is the second largest area of inland water (298 ha) in South West Waters region, surpassed only by Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor (364 ha). Burrator Reservoir lies within the Dartmoor National Park, near Yelverton approximately 11 miles northeast of Plymouth. It is easily accessible from the B3212 and is encircled by a single track road.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Water reservoirsEnvironmental impactFreshwater ecologyEcological factorsEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: Roadford ReservoirDevon
Extent: n.p. [283]
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