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Title: Flood defences : the Lower Witham strategy
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Lower Witham catchment is mainly rural in nature, with numerous scattered communities. The main towns in the catchment are Boston, Horncastle, Lincoln, Bardney and Coningsby. The River Witham and its tributaries between Lincoln and Boston form a complex network of watercourses, with approximately 300 kilometres of flood defence embankments and 30 channel structures along their lengths. These defences protect the towns and properties, some isolated rural communities and valuable productive farmland totalling 26,500 ha. Without effective land drainage, and man-made coastal and river defences, much of the area would be marshland, regularly inundated by the sea.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: RiversFlood defence structuresFlood controlFlood Management Strategy
Geographic Keywords: WithamLincolnshireWitham catchmentBain (Lincolnshire)
Extent: n.p. [8]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:868
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