EA warned against removing small water bodies from river improvement plans

The Environment Agency is being urged to consider the crucial role of small water bodies in the next round of river basin management plans

Stream at Bolderwood in the New Forest (photograph: Helen Hotson/123RF)The Environment Agency (EA) has been warned against removing small water bodies from its final river basin management plans (RBMPs).

The comments were given in response to the EA’s consultation on its draft plans which ran from October 2014 to April 2015. Respondents included environment managers, NGOs, local authorities and utility companies.

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