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Title: Water resources planning : Nar groundwater unit water resources management plan
Author: Andy Turner
Document Type: Monograph
The River Nar is a Chalk fed river in Norfolk, to the East of Kings Lynn. In 1992 it was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as it is "an outstanding river system of its type." Water use in the Nar Groundwater Unit is mainly for public supply and agricultural purposes, including a large degree of spray irrigation. Current issues within the Nar Groundwater Unit include the following: The provision of secure water supplies in the light of increasing demands; The protection and improvement of the water environment, encompassing both rivers and wetlands; The protection of river water quality; The possible future use of river support pumping; A suitable abstraction licensing policy; Appropriate river channel management. This report identifies that the Nar Groundwater Unit has a deficit of resources in relation to demands, after taking account of both environmental requirements and the entitlements of existing abstractors. It recommends an. appropriate abstraction licensing policy to take account of these findings and a series of further measures in order to conserve and enhance important wetlands and the river environment, and to help protect river water quality.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: GroundwaterWater resourcesSite of Special Scientific InterestRiversWetlandsWater abstraction
Geographic Keywords: NarNorfolkNorth West Norfolk catchment
Extent: 65
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