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Title: Dorset Stour : action plan
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Local Environment Agency Plan slots into a sequence of Catchment Management Plans which were being prepared by the National Rivers Authority to cover all river catchments in England and Wales. The Environment Agency will use these Plans to cover the same topics as Catchment Management Plans and other topics to cover the full range of our responsibilities. During the summer of 1996, the EA set up an Area Environment Group for the South Wessex Area. The Stour rises on the Creensand at St Peters Pump in Stourhead Gardens and flows 96km to the sea at Christchurch; the fall over its entire course is approximately 280m. The catchment lies predominantly within the county of Dorset, with smaller areas in Somerset and Wiltshire. It covers a land area of 1,300km2 with a population of about 394,000. The Stour catchment covers parts of many local planning authorities. The upper reaches lie within Salisbury, South Somerset, West Dorset and North Dorset District Councils, and the lower reaches include East Dorset and Purbeck District Councils and Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch Borough Councils.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Dorset
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)River Quality ObjectivesCatchment managementEnvironmental impactWater abstractionRiversRiver fisheriesFlood controlEnvironmental managementWater qualitySewageRunoffWaste managementHabitat assessment
Geographic Keywords: Stour (Dorset)DorsetDorset catchment
Extent: 29
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