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Title: Alleviating low flows in rivers
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
In terms of water resources, the South-East of England has two key characteristics: It receives the lowest annual rainfall for any part of the country. It has the highest density of population and, therefore, the highest demand for water. Licensing of abstractions was introduced by the 1963 Water Resource Act. This Act recognised the rights of existing abstractors and as such these abstactors had to be granted Licences of Right. Today the NRA would not grant such licences. In March 1990 the Board of the NRA directed urgent investigations into the rivers worst affected by abstraction. Nationally, it was thought that some 20 rivers fell into this category. Within the NRAs Thames Region, five severely affected rivers have been identified. These are the River Ver, the River Misbourne, the River Pang, the River Wey (at Alton) and the Letcombe Brook.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Rainfall; Flow rate; Rivers; Water resources; Water abstraction
Geographic Keywords: Ver; Wey (Surrey); Letcombe Brook; Pang; Misbourne
Extent: n.p. [9]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2994
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