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Title: Ely Ouse : Draft Plan
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Ely Ouse Draft Plan aims to promote integrated environmental management. It has been drawn up for consultation and seeks to develop partnerships with a wide range of organisations and individuals who have a stake in the future of the local environment. The Environment Agency will use these plans to ensure that improvements in the local environment are achieved and regularly report on its progress. This is the fourth consultation document produced by Central Area but follows new guidance recently implemented. The Ely Ouse LEAP area is a combination of seventeen sub-catchments covering 2510 km2, which reflects the diversity of topography. Extensive road and rail networks can be found throughout the catchment area. The upland areas (75% of the total area) are drained by natural rivers and streams. The lowland drainage systems have been modified by man over centuries to provide flood protection for land up to seven metres below normal high tide level. The Ely Ouse River flows south to north with the tributaries flowing in from the south and east. The total length of designated main river is 407 km of which 161 km are embanked. The area protected by embanked channels is 495 km2, with a further 71 km2 of natural flood plain. The Ely Ouse and its tributaries are navigable for a length of 103 km.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Huntingdon
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementRiversWater qualityEnvironmental planningWater transferContaminationBiodiversityNature conservationWaste management
Geographic Keywords: Cam and Ely Ouse catchmentOuse (Sussex)
Extent: 80; + appendices
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