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Title: Hampshire Avon catchment management plan : third annual review
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This is the Third Annual Review of the Hampshire Avon Action Plan which was published in the Final Report in 1994. It introduces the Environment Agency, summarises progress made with actions and introduces several new actions. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more background detail, and this Review should be read in conjunction with these publications: Hampshire Avon Catchment Management Plan Consultation Report - October 1992; Hampshire Avon Catchment Management Plan Final Report - June 1994; Hampshire Avon Catchment Management Plan First Annual Review - October 1995; Hampshire Avon Catchment Management Plan Second Annual Review - November 1996. The Hampshire Avon catchment is home to 200,000 people who depend on the water environment in many ways, and value it for the quiet pleasure and enjoyment that It brings their local communities. The upper part of the catchment falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the river makes an important contribution to the rural economy through tourism as well as through agriculture and recreation. The catchment provides an important link between three areas: the chalk downland of Wiltshire, the Dorset heathlands and the New Forest. This is reflected in a wide range of semi-natural" habitats including good examples of lowland heath, unimproved grasslands and ancient broadleaved woodlands. The river floodplain and associated ditch system is one of the most important in Britain for the diversity of plants and animals which it supports.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Dorset
Subject Keywords: Catchment managementEnvironmental planningEnvironmental managementRiversNature conservationPollution controlWaste managementFlood controlCatchment Management PlansRiver fisheriesRiver Quality Objectives
Geographic Keywords: Avon (Hampshire)HampshireHampshire Avon catchment
Extent: 20
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:938
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