Potential effects of altered drainage patterns on freshwater wetlands
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Potential effects of altered drainage patterns on freshwater wetlands Severn tidal power by P. K. Probert

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Published by Nature Conservancy Council in (Shrewsbury) .
Written in English


  • Wetland ecology -- Severn Estuary (Wales and England),
  • Drainage -- Severn Estuary (Wales and England),
  • Severn River (Wales and England) -- Barrages.

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StatementP.K. Probert ; report ... commissioned by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority .. : ill.
ContributionsUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority., Nature Conservancy Council.
The Physical Object
Pagination18p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18339408M
ISBN 100861391497

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