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Title: Idle and Torne catchment management plan : first annual review November 1996 - July 1998
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
This is the first and final annual review to be produced for the Idle and Tome area. Its purpose is to highlight the progress that has been made by the Agency and others, in tackling the issues outlined in the Action Plan. The Action Plan, published in October 1996, set out a vision for the catchment. The following is quoted from the Action Plan. The catchment o f the Rivers Idle and Tome covers an area of 1307 km2 within north Nottinghamshire and south Humberside and has a resident population o f about 625,000 people. Man has impacted on the catchment since medieval times and the area has a rich industrial and archaeological heritage. The heavily urbanised and industrial headwaters contrast sharply with the very flat, open and rural lower reaches nearer to the confluences with the River Trent. Man's influence is also apparent here where drains have been cut and rivers re-routed and straightened to produce highly productive agricultural areas. The catchment is predominantly rural with the exception o f the headwaters, as described above. The River Idle and its tributaries flow through the heavily industrialised towns of Mansfield and Worksop, then through the rolling forested areas of Sherwood Forest and the Dukeries. The River Tome rises on the edge of Doncaster and flows through the flat areas of low land, characterised by the Isle of Axholme, Thome and Hatfield Moors.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansCatchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningRiversWater qualityWater pollutionMiningWater abstraction
Geographic Keywords: TorneIdleIdle and Torne catchmentNottinghamshire
Extent: 59
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