Mersey Upper Management Catchment

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    The Upper Mersey Management Catchment covers a varied area of rural, intensely urban and semi-urban land. It includes a significant part of urban Greater Manchester and, in contrast, encompasses parts of the South Pennine Moors, which are classed as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The Rivers Etherow, Goyt and Tame rise in the Peak District National Park. The River Mersey starts at the confluence of the Rivers Goyt. The Rivers Bollin and Dean begin in the south-eastern part of the catchment. Salmon are returning to the River Bollin and the River Goyt supports the River Mersey's only known population of juvenile Atlantic salmon.

    River Goyt at New Mills