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Title: Tywi catchment management plan consultation report summary : June 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Tywi is an important rural catchment, the major land use in the middle and lower reaches being dairy/livestock farming. In this stretch, the Tywi has a wide floodplain and flood defences have been provided at several locations, including the market towns of Carmarthen, Llandeilo and Llandovery. In the uplands, sheep farming and coniferous forestry predominate. Following completion o f the Llyn Brianne reservoir scheme in 1972, some 75 km of the Tywi, from the dam to the tidal limit, have been regulated under low flows. The river is a major source for drinking water, being used as far east as Cowbridge in Mid Glamorgan. The Tywi supports important salmon and sea trout fisheries, harvested both by anglers and net fishermen - including the traditional coracle fishery. The catchment also has a high environmental value, with special protection being afforded to a large number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and land within the Brecon Beacons National Park and Cambrian Mountains Environmentally Sensitive Area. The challenge o f managing the catchment will be addressed by implementing solutions to the existing problems and encouraging imaginative proposals to allow sustainable economic and community development to proceed whilst ensuring protection and improvement of the water environment. The interests o f existing water users must also be safeguarded.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: WalesCeredigionPowysLoughor to Taf catchment
Extent: 24
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