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Title: Douglas Local Environment Agency Plan : annual review summary 2000/2001
Author: Environment Agency North West Region Central Area
Document Type: Monograph
This short leaflet gives an overview of the Douglas catchment and the actions of the Environment Agency of the years 2000/2001. The River Douglas starts on Rivington Moor and finishes at the point where it meets the River Ribble, just west of Preston. However, the course of the river has been changed over time. This is partly due to sections of the riverbank being straightened by works to create flood defences to protect property and farmlands. We are now keen to see flood defence improvements to the riverbanks that are of benefit for wildlife and people. In particular we would like to improve the River Yarrow at Chorley, the River Douglas around Parbold Village and the River Lostock. The flood plains surrounding the River Douglas is land of exceptional quality and drainage has helped farming to flourish. To protect this farmland and the towns that grew around it, some stretches of the river have been straightened as part of flood defence works. Unfortunately this combination of drainage and flood defence has harmed wildlife.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: South Preston
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyEnvironmental managementRiversFlood controlPollution controlBathing water
Geographic Keywords: Douglas (Lancashire)Douglas catchmentLancashireYarrow (Lancashire)Lostock (Lancashire)
Extent: n.p. [6]
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