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Title: East Sussex Rother catchment management plan : consultation report
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Catchment Management Plan Consultation Report covers general information, uses and targets of the River Rother Catchment. The catchment geology consists of Recent deposits in the marshland areas, Hastings Beds (clays, silts and sands) in the upper catchment, and Greensand with a small area of Gault clay and Chalk beyond Hythe, at the eastern extremity of Romney Marsh. The River Rother rises near Rotherfield and flows eastwards, its upper tributaries running through a dendritic network of steeply incised valleys. Between Udiam and Bodiam, about half way along its course, the river reaches sea level and its character changes to a slow-flowing lowland drain running through extensive marshland, much of which is below high tide level. Scots Float Sluice at Playden prevents flooding from the sea and is the head of tide. The rivers Tillingham and Brede join the Rother estuary at Rye to form a drying tidal harbour extending some four kilometres to the sea.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansRiversFlood controlWater qualityEstuariesConsultation
Geographic Keywords: Rother (East Sussex)Rother catchmentEast Sussex
Extent: 64
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