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Title: First annual review of the River Taw catchment management plan (1996)
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The River Taw Catchment is predominantly rural in character, offering a diverse environment for differing interests, from its headwaters in upland moorland Dartmoor and Exmoor to the estuary on the North Devon coast at Barnstaple. Our vision for the River Taw Catchment is of a healthy and diverse water environment The Environment Agency endeavours to balance the legitimate uses of the catchment in the context of our fundamental duty to protect and enhance the natural environment. Key objectives include: minimizing the impacts o f these pressures on water quality, water quantity and the physical characteristics of the aquatic environment; minimizing the risk to people and properly from flooding; enhancing the ecosystem through improvements to fisheries, aquatic and associated habitats and the protection of species; restoring salmonid fisheries to their previous high quality. It is important to recognise that already established partnerships need to be reinforced and new areas of co-operation developed.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment managementCatchment Management PlansWater pollutionWater abstractionRiver Quality ObjectivesFlood controlNature conservationWaste disposalRiver fisheriesRecreationWater quality
Geographic Keywords: TawNorth Devon catchmentDevonYeo (Lapford)
Extent: 17
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:862
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