Synopsis Of The River Aire

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Table of Contents Chapter Title Page 1. Management Summary..................1 2. Introduction..............2 3. Scope of the Study/Aims and Objectives..............3 4. Methodology..............4-5 5. Literature Review..............6-7 6. River Survey..............8-9 7. Results..............10-12 8. Zoning and Activities: Analyses 8.1: Zone A: Malham Cove to Gargrave..............13-14 8.2: Zone B: Gargrave to Saltaire..............15 8.3 Zone C: Saltaire to Pollard Bridge..............16 8.4: Zone D: Pollard Bridge Onwards..............17 9. Recommendations and Engineering Interventions..............18 10. Conclusion…………..18 11.…show more content…
Moreover, any recommendations and engineering interventions were also considered for the areas, for any further improvements. Finally, it was concluded that the water quality overall was reasonable to sustain fish, however one particular site (Saltaire) needed improving for its water quality. 1 2. Introduction Amongst the main rivers in Yorkshire, the River Aire runs 71 miles (141km) in length where the river is partially canalised (Aire and Calder Navigation). It rises about 300m above sea level, with a basin area of 1004km2. The source of the River Aire is situated in North Yorkshire, rising from Malham Cove at Malham Tarn, running beneath the ground towards Malham village. Of the towns the river flows through include Gargrave, Skipton, Cononley, then passes through more industrial areas such as Saltaire and Shipley, heading towards Leeds. The mouth of the river is at River Ouse at Airmyn. Prior to the 1970’s, severe pollution from raw sewage outflows resulted in the absence of fish and associated wildlife. There was also a lack of activities taking place that were recreational for locals and tourists alike. Therefore, because of the poor water quality, from upstream areas in Shipley towards the Ouse at the village of Airmyn, the River Aire gained a bad reputation as being heavily polluted. However, after the 1970’s

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