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Title: Lower Nene : options for resources : environmental asset survey : baseline report : final
Author: Glenn Watts
Document Type: Monograph
This report identifies current water management practice in the Lower Nene catchment. It covers the Nene between Wansford and the tidal limit at Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice. Demands for water include irrigation in the North Level, navigation and irrigation in the Middle Level and the Nene Washlands SSSI and Ramsar site. The Nene is a navigation throughout its lower reaches. Water resource problems occur in the Lower Nene during dry summers, when demand often exceeds available supply. The existing procedures for determining actions were agreed in 1992 and involve a weekly exchange of faxes between NRA Northern and Central Areas. The procedure was used during June and July 1995; scope for improvement has been identified, particularly in the estimation of losses of water from the river channel.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesCatchment managementWater managementIrrigationRivers
Geographic Keywords: Nene (river)Nene catchment
Extent: 22; + appendices
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