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Water Extraction

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much water has been abstracted from the river (a) Lugg, (b) Arrow and (c) Wye in each month since January 2004. (77448)

The Environment Agency has provided the following information which is taken from data received from licence holders who are authorised to abstract water from the rivers Arrow, Lugg and Wye. The data cover the period 2004 and 2005.

The information does not include any data declared as commercially confidential.

River Lugg

Cubic metres

2004

2005

January

445,182

429,002

February

392,922

410,636

March

430,350

430,892

April

417,979

405,629

May

510,077

465,109

June

469,213

197,099

July

499,943

251,026

August

442,533

180,490

September

428,585

845,724

October

483,706

493,262

November

429,688

430,440

December

494,898

497,852

Total

5,445,076

5,037,161

River Arrow

Cubic metres

2004

2005

January

4,900

February

4,900

March

4,900

April

4,900

May

5,266

June

9,858

2,906

July

11,993

5,475

August

991

1,300

September

4,900

October

4,900

November

4,900

December

4,900

Total

67,308

9,681

River Wye

Cubic metres

2004

2005

January

2,824,006

2,418,956

February

2,572,504

1,827,142

March

2,674,162

11,516,887

April

2,581,641

2,540,052

May

2,391,498

3,035,505

June

3,340,550

3,458,862

July

3,509,541

4,075,843

August

3,326,877

2,980,020

September

3,294,570

2,746,270

October

2,702,291

2,707,629

November

2,455,457

2,716,335

December

3,583,783

2,559,602

Total

35,256,880

42,583,103