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Title: River Eden and Solway Coast catchment management consultation report summary : October 1995
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Environment Agency North East LEAP
Abstract:
The National Rivers Authority (NRA) is involved in the management of all aspects of the water environment in rivers and underground waters, and also has wide responsibilities in estuaries and coastal waters. The NRA recognises that it can best carry out its work by adopting the concept of integrated catchment management. This means that a river catchment is considered as a whole and that the various NRA activities are carried out within an overall integrated plan. The Eden and Solway coast catchment covers an area of approximately 2700 kms2and has a population of around 167,000 people with significant urbanisation being limited to the City of Carlisle. The River Eden rises high on limestone fells above Mallerstang Common 708 metres above sea level. It then flows north in a wide and fertile valley sandwiched between the Lake District Fells and the North Pennines before joining the Irish Sea at the Solway Firth some 100 km from its source. Along the way the Eden is joined by a number of tributaries including the Rivers Eamont, Lowther, Irthing, Petteril and Caldew. The catchment also includes the Rivers Lyne, Waver, Wampool and the River Esk where it is in England.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: [Warrington]
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansCatchment managementEnvironmental managementRiversWater qualityRiver fisheriesFlood controlNature conservationWaste managementConsultation
Geographic Keywords: Eden and Esk catchmentCumbriaEden (river, Cumbria)Solway Firth
Extent: 26
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:694
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