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Title: Interim report on the environmental impacts of the drought on Yorkshire rivers April 1995 to April 1996
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
This interim report summarises the results currently available from the environmental actions carried out or instigated by the Environment Agency to monitor and reduce the impact on rivers of the severe drought experienced in Yorkshire during 1995 and 1996. The report is confined to those rivers affected by Drought Orders granted to Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) on the rivers Aire, Calder, Don, Ouse, Ure and Wharfe, during the period April 1995 to April 1996. Comprehensive measures to monitor the effects of the drought and the Drought Orders, to minimise any impact and, where possible, restore or improve the river have started but will take several years to complete. These measures have been agreed and progressed with YWS to meet the concern of potential environmental damage. A large amount of fisheries and other ecological work carried out in the spring, summer and autumn by both the Environment Agency and YWS of 1996 will be reported in spring 1997.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Leeds
Subject Keywords: Environmental impactDroughtRiversHydrologyWater qualityRiver fisheriesEnvironmental monitoring
Geographic Keywords: YorkshireAire (Yorkshire)Calder (Yorkshire)Don (South Yorkshire)Ouse (Yorkshire)Ure (Yorkshire)Wharfe
Extent: 53; + tables, figures, appendices
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