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Title: The lower Wye catchment management plan : consultation report : June 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The lower Wye catchment is one of idyllic beauty and unspoilt scenery. For generations animal husbandry and the farming of fruit, potatoes and hops have lent its lowland plain a rural charm and colour which vies for attention with the more dramatic uplands and gorges of the catchment periphery. Little wonder that much of the valley is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, or that its towns and villages swell with visitors during the spring and summer. It is the river which provides a focus for its valley. Each of the historic towns of Hay, Hereford, Monmouth, Ross and Chepstow lie on its banks and it sustains much of the farming, industry and daily water needs of the people of the catchment and beyond. In the Consultation Report the NRA identified the legitimate and realistic 'Uses of the catchment and promote protective targets. NRA also assessed the ability of the catchment to support the Uses and included a draft outline of the work required to remedy any identified problems. NRA distributed this document to the public as part of a wide ranging consultation procedure.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment Management PlansConsultation
Geographic Keywords: Wye (Anglo-Welsh border)Wye catchment
Extent: 124
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3381
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