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Kent Leven catchment

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[The catchment] is predominately rural, being only 1.5% urban. The Rivers Kent, Leven and Crake drain the southern fells of the Lake District, and high rainfall, thin soils and impermeable geology combine to produce large amounts of run-off. Four other main rivers drain lower-lying land, and smaller rivers drain the coastal fringe, with a slower rainfall response. Most of the rivers, apart from the coastal streams and some small becks (Eea Beck, Dragley Beck), ultimately drain south into Morecambe Bay via the Kent and Leven estuaries. (EA)

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English catchment basin
N/ALake District (England)

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