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Title: Trent licensing policy review : draft final report
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: severn trent region trent licensing policy review - draft final report
WS Atkins were appointed by the Severn Trent Region of the National Rivers Authority on 11 September 1991 to review the licensing policy for the Trent Catchment. One of the main reasons for the study is the increasing demand being placed on the Trent for public water supply. We have investigated the existing uses of the river, their requirements and the ability of the Trent to meet them. These uses include the power generation industry, effluent disposal, navigation, recreation and the very good coarse fishery. We have assessed the potential impact of proposed abstractions on these uses in particular, and on the river environment in general. There are significant water resources available in the River Trent, particularly in non drought years. This is due both to the size of the catchment and the large augmentation it receives via sewage treatment works. However, during dry periods the river is affected and many of the existing users of the river suffered stress in one form or another during the 1989 to 1991 droughts, for this reason we consider that the aspirations of future abstractors in terms of the amount and timing of water they require are not compatible with the needs of the river environment and its existing users. We therefore feel that a Minimum Residual Flow policy is necessary to protect the river.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water useWater abstractionEnvironmental impact assessmentEnvironmental managementFisheriesRiversWater abstraction licenses
Geographic Keywords: SevernTrent (England)Tame (West Midlands)Staffordshire Trent Valley catchment
Extent: 76
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