Accession Number:

ADA037877

Title:

The Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Among British estuaries, that of the Severn, which together with other contributory rivers, develops into the more complex Bristol Channel, is one of the largest. Historically, it has played an important part in the development of the major industrial centres of Bristol, Gloucester, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea. Proposals for future development, notably expressed in the Severnside Feasibility Study 1971, suggest a much greater potential utilisation of the estuary and its hinterland. The geomorphological characteristics of the area, and especially the high energy conditions of the estuary, make it of singular scientific interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE