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Title: Lower Nene catchment management plan : annual review : August 1994 - September 1995
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Lower Nene Catchment is home to some 250,000 people who depend on the water environment in many ways. It is principally a lowland area, 688 km2 of which is at or below sea level. Without artificial coastal defences much of the area would be marshland inundated by the sea. The catchment's fertile alluvial and fen deposits, which are of significant importance to the local and national economy, depend heavily upon the waters of the Nene for irrigation and upon its fluvial defences and the land drainage it provides. The key issue in this plan is to ensure that current and future abstractive demands for water and 'in river' ecological needs can both be reliably met. Other issues relating to improving water quality, effluents, fish passes, recreational uses of the catchment are also discussed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansNature conservationFlood controlWater abstraction
Geographic Keywords: Nene (river)Nene catchment
Extent: 8; + tables
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