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Title: Ely Ouse local environment agency plan : September 1999
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
This LEAP concentrates on the actions required to enhance the local environment and describes the work that the Agency and others will undertake to maintain and enhance the environment over the next five years. The issues identified were developed following a public consultation exercise. The Ely Ouse LEAP area is a combination of seventeen sub-catchments covering 2510 km, which reflects the diversity of topography, Extensive road and rail networks can be found throughout the LEAP area. The upland areas (75% of the total area) are drained by natural rivers and streams. Man has modified the lowland drainage systems 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 km, with a further 71 km of natural floodplain. The Ely Ouse and its tributaries are navigable for a length of 103 km.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementRiversWater qualityEnvironmental planningContaminationWater pollutionWaste managementEffluents
Geographic Keywords: Denver (Norfolk)Ouse (Sussex)Cam and Ely Ouse catchment
Extent: 60
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