Goyt Etherow Tame Operational Catchment

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    This Surface Water catchment contains one or more of the following types of water bodies: River, Lake, Transitional (Estuarine) or Coastal. The more northerly operational catchment of the Goyt, Etherow, Tame is largely urban. It runs through Manchester, Stockport and Trafford, with many watercourses classified as heavily modified, e.g. culverted. The River Mersey itself flows in a canalised channel through open land. In the west, the catchment opens out into the low-lying countryside of Carrington Moss, with the River Mersey and several tributaries running in more natural channels towards the Manchester Ship Canal.This operational catchment has reservoirs in its upland, part of which is in the Peak District National Park and mainly moorland. If you have any queries regarding your local catchment please contact our National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506 506 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk and ask for details of your local Catchment Co-ordinator or River Basin Programme Manager.

    Peak Forest canal aqueduct, Marple