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Title: 'Sea Vigil' water quality monitoring : the Wash 1992-1993
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The NRA has an obligation to monitor and safeguard the coastal waters of England and Wales out to a designated three nautical mile limit. To help meet this obligation, Anglian Region uses a purpose designed coastal survey vessel, Sea Vigil, purchased in 1991. All of the Wash is within the defined three mile limit. The NRA is therefore responsible for all water quality aspects of the Wash. The Wash is an embayment covering an area of about 700 km2. The sea surface is only about half this at low water. Consequently, much of the Wash is shallow. There are four major tributary estuaries, the Great Ouse, Welland, Witham and Nene, forming one of the largest estuarine systems in Britain. Successful monitoring of the Wash can only be carried out by the use of survey vessels.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Water qualitySurveysCoastsCoastal managementCoastal waters
Geographic Keywords: The WashNorfolkEA Anglian
Extent: 15; + figures and appendices
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