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Title: Usk catchment management plan : consultation report summary : April 1995
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Usk catchment is one of extraordinary contrasts: the mountainous landscape of the Brecon Beacons to the lowland plains and estuarine area around Newport; the rural character of much of the River Usk valley to the highly populated and industrialised Afon Lwyd Valley; the man-made channel of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to the fast flowing headwaters of the River Usk and the daily changes witnessed by an estuary experiencing the second highest tidal range in the world. These many and varied features allow the catchment to support a variety of uses such as farming, forestry, water supply, industry and tourism. The rivers and canal provide many opportunities for recreation, including canoeing and angling, walking and bird-watching. The catchment offers a habitat for many rare plants and animals, including otters, little ringed plovers, twaite shad, sea and river lamprey, invertebrates and lichens.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: WalesUsk catchment
Extent: 30
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