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Title: Derwent and Cumbria coast catchment management plan : Annual review November 1996
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Much of the Derwent and Cumbria coast catchment lies within the Lake District National Park where water is a vital part of this nationally important landscape. The area has a rich heritage and has historically attracted artists and poets. Today The Lakes draw in large numbers of tourists who together with local communities enjoy it's exceptional qualities. The waters of the catchment support an important ecology including significant fisheries for salmon and sea trout. The River Derwent is one of the premier salmon rivers in the country. Consequently the work of maintaining the health of the catchments' waters is critical in maintaining the quality of the environment in this area and in supporting the local community and its economic well-being. The plentiful supply of water is an important resource for industry and drinking water supplies both on and off the catchment. The purpose of this annual review is to report on progress achieved on issues identified within the catchment. This follows the Catchment Management Planning process initiated by the National Rivers Authority (NRA).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Carlisle
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management Plans; Catchment management; Environmental planning; Water quality; Pollution control; Sewage treatment; Rivers; River fisheries; Nature conservation; Habitat improvement; Flood control; Eutrophication
Geographic Keywords: Derwent (NW) catchment; Derwent (Cumbria); Cumbria; Keekle; Ehen; Lake District (England)
Extent: 36
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