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Title: Dart : second annual review (2000)
Author: Environment Agency South West
Document Type: Monograph
This is the Second Annual Review of the Dart Action Plan. It introduces the Environment Agency and summarises progress made with actions. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more detail; this review should be read in conjunction with these publications: River Dart LEAP Consultation Report - June 1997; River Dart LEAP Action Plan - July 1998; Dart 1 st Annual Review - October 1999. Good progress has been made following the publication of the 1st Annual Review of the Dart LEAP in October 1999. Since the publication of the previous review a further 27 actions have been completed and 3 new actions have been developed. The chart below gives a comparison of progress against the previous review. OFWAT have now agreed the funding and timetable for work to be carried out by South West Water Ltd under Asset Management Plan 3 and this will lead to improvements at 10 treatment works within the Dart catchment. It is anticipated that these improvements will not only improve general water quality in the catchment, but will also lead to improvements for the estuary shellfishery. This plan covers the River Dart Catchment, an area of approximately 475 km2. The River Dart is formed from the East and West Dart Rivers that rise on South East Dartmoor. This is an upland granite mass that rises to over 600 m AOD. Dartmoor is an area of open moorland with high rainfall and acid, peaty soil. Much of it is used for extensive grazing by cattle, sheep and ponies. Many of the headwaters also provide valuable spawning grounds for salmonid fish.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Exminster
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementRiver fisheriesBiodiversityInvasive speciesRiversMiningEstuariesEutrophicationEnvironmental planning
Geographic Keywords: DartmoorSouth Devon catchmentDart (Devon)
Extent: 44; + 1 map
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