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Title: The River Darent conservation project
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Since its formation in 1989 the NRA has been carrying out an investigation into ways of overcoming problems of low river flows which occur in the River Darent. It is acknowledged that abstraction of underground water for public supply is at the heart of these difficulties and a joint NRA and TWUL plan to improve flows was announced in early 1993. In short the plan is to close two abstractions, reduce four others, to augment or top up summer river levels and ensure that less water is wasted through leaks in water pipes. Additional water will be brought in from surface reservoirs using the London water ring main. This is planned to happen between 1993 and 1998 with substantial improvements by 1996.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Nature conservationRiversWater levelsFlow rateWater abstractionWater management
Geographic Keywords: DarentDarent catchmentKent (county)
Extent: 7
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