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Title: An investigation to determine if Great Torrington STW is the cause of elevated copper and zinc concentrations in the River Torridge
Author: P. Rose
Document Type: Monograph
The River Torridge rises in north west Devon in the Baxworthy Cross area and flows for approximately 95 kilometres to outfall to Bideford Bay at Appledore immediately to the north of Bideford. The catchment area is relatively large covering some 838 km squared. Major tributaries of the Torridge are the River Yeo, River Okement, River Lew and the River Waldon. The routine monitoring site downstream of Great Torrington Sewage Treatment Works is designated under the EC Dangerous Substances Directive and has a River Ecosystem Use Class target of 2. For the purpose of this desk study, the Environmental Quality Standards of the appropriate for the protection of salmonid fish will be adopted.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment managementSalmonSewage treatmentDirective on Dangerous SubstancesRiver ecosystem classificationMonitoring
Geographic Keywords: TorridgeYeo (South Somerset)DevonNorth Devon catchment
Extent: 10
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