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Title: River Darent low flow alleviation : main report
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority has ranked the Darent catchment as the most over-abstracted river in studies listing 40 of the worst cases in the UK. Groundwater abstractions from the mid Darent catchment began from the Chalk aquifer in the late 1800s but were below 10 MI/d until the 1930s, by which time they had doubled. However, it was in the late 1950s and early 1960s that abstractions increased rapidly, due mainly to wells sunk by the Metropolitan Water Board, which have now transferred to the Thames Water Utilities Ltd (TWUL).
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Worthing
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