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Estuary detail

Below is an interactive map and a table of parameters derived through various sources – Nature Conservancy Council (Davidson et al, 1991), EMPHASYS (2000c), Dyer (2002) in Futurecoast and Townend (2005). The data is indicative of recently determined bulk properties suitable for broadscale intercomparison of estuaries.

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ID 100 
Name of estuary Humber Estuary 
Alternative name  
Grid reference TA215185  
WFD water body ID GB530402609201,GB530402609202,GB530402609203  
WFD water body name Humber Lower, Humber Middle, Humber Upper  
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JNCC classification Coastal Plain  
Updated classification Spit Enclosed   read more on estuary classification..
Tidal classification Macrotidal  
Tidal range (m) 6  
Mean river flow (m3/s) 85.65  
Low river flow (m3/s) 32.08  
High river flow (m3/s) 209.43  
Area of basin (Ha) 30356.5  
Intertidal area (Ha) 13521  
Shoreline length (km) 675.5  
Channel length (km) 144.7  
Mouth width (m) 7500  
Valley width (m) 12300  
Volume at mean tide level (m3) 1928918411  
Surface area at mean tide level (m2) 355172381  
CSA at mean tide level (m2)  
Volume at low water (m3) 1157054904  
Surface area at low water (m2)  
CSA at low water (m2) 61091 
Volume at high water (m3) 2898245632 
Surface area at high water (m3)  
CSA at high water (m2) 103529 
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Last Modified on: 20 March 2024
Printed from the Estuary Guide on 22/05/2024 09:11:35