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Title: Low flows and water resources : facts on the top 40 low flow rivers in England and Wales
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents facts on the top 40 low flow rivers in England and Wales. Since the formation of the National Rivers Authority in September 1989, considerable attention has been given both internally and externally to the problem of unacceptably low flows in some of our rivers. These are problems caused by excessive authorised abstractions rather than due to drought, although of course, drought will exacerbate such problems. Most of the abstractions were authorised under the Water Resources Act 1963 which gave existing abstractors the right to a licence regardless of any environmental implications. As a first step in tackling these problems the NRA drew up a priority list of 40 locations perceived as suffering from excessive abstraction. An indication of the geographic positions of these Top 40 sites is shown in Figure 1. From this list a top 20 schedule was drawn up representing those locations which would receive the most urgent attention.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RiversWater abstractionRiver levelWater abstraction licensesEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWalesGlen (Lincolnshire)PangDarentDerwent (Yorkshire)Allen (Cornwall)Deben (river)Wey (Surrey)PiddleFrome
Extent: 64
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