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  Blackwater River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blackwater River (Contoocook River), a tributary of the Contoocook River in New Hampshire
The Blackwater River (Virginia), a tributary of the Chowan River in southeast Virginia
The River Blackwater (River Loddon), in Hampshire, England (a tributary of the River Loddon in the north-east of the county)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blackwater_River   (225 words)

 Essex - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Geologically, Essex forms part of the downwarp known as the London Basin, covered largely with deposits of London Clay and glacial drift material, yielding a variety of rich soils.
Apart from the chalk uplands of the north-west, the county is generally low-lying and flat.
Essex is well drained, principally by the rivers Stour, Colne, Blackwater, and Crouch flowing into the North Sea, and by the rivers Lee and Roding flowing into the Thames.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761570076___3/Essex.html   (288 words)

 Statistical Gazetteer of the State of Virginia
The soil of the valleys and river bottoms is remarkably fertile, and a large portion of the highlands is susceptible of cultivation.
The Shenandoah and Calf Pasture rivers arise in the county.
BLACKWATER RIVER, in the S. part of Virginia, rises in Prince George county, and flowing in a general S. course, falls into Nottoway river, near the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina, after forming the boundary between Southampton on the right, and Isle of Wight and Nansemond on the left.
www.newrivernotes.com /va/vagaz1854.htm   (16366 words)

 Young People - Marine Policing in Essex - Part One
Harriott however was not content to sit in his office and he patrolled the river in a cutter in fair weather and foul, by day and night, until he became the terror of the river gangs.
However Essex resolved that in the absence of statutory authority the matter should be allowed to rest, and it was not until 1948 that the Chief Constable, Captain Peel decided to consider the use of a launch on the River Thames.
As a result of experience gained it was found that the Vigilant was not entirely suitable for operations in the wider reaches of the river where she became unmanageable in heavy weather and in 1959 it was decided to replace her.
www.essex.police.uk /offbeat/o_mu_44.php   (1479 words)

 Essex - Hotels - England
Essex is a county in southeast England, which has the River Stour, Suffolk and Cambridge in the north and the North Sea in the East, in the South has the Thames and Kent and to the west London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex and covers an area of 1529 square miles.
Essex has many river estuaries that are dotted along the coastline.
In the centre and north of Essex is a high and very wooded area with dales and grasslands whereas the southwest of Essex is the Hainault districts and Epping which has the remains of the very old Waltham Forest, which at on time stretched from London to Colchester.
www.britain.tv /travel_essex.shtml   (217 words)

 ClientAct Public Relations Ltd - PR Essex - Blackwater Estury Essex Walk
Away from the bustling areas of Essex that lie close to London is the contrasting landscape of sandy beaches, country rambles along leafy lanes and bracing walks on the edge of the Blackwater estuary.
To our left beyond the muddy river is the "prom" of the ancient town of Maldon and the quay with the gentle giants of the Blackwater, the Thames barges.
The contrast of the water in the lake, the muddy river and now the reed-lined canal is remarkable, for here there are different plants and wildlife.
www.clientact.co.uk /blackwater_esturay_essex_walk.htm   (1181 words)

 The Blackwater Suite Clive Smith Essex Concert Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sea and river birds can be heard diving and swooping, noisily teasing and scrapping with one another as they take up and defend new territories exposed by the falling tide.
As my musical experience was limited to playing recorders at school and some years of a misspent youth in a rock group as a guitarist, the tunes had to come from my head via one finger on the family piano into a tape recorder.
He and his family spend their free time by the River Blackwater where they have a caravan and small sailing cruiser.
www.essexconcertorchestra.org.uk /blackwater.htm   (1333 words)

 Power Station Effects - Literature - Authors A-D
Daborn, G.R. and O'Neill, J.T. Limnology of the Annapolis river and estuary II Fish distributions in the estuary, 1976 and 1977.
Davis, P.S. and Dunn, J.L. The fish fauna of the estuary of the River Blyth.
Davis, P.S. and Dunn, J.L. Preliminary observations on the fish fauna of the estuary of the River Blyth, Northumberland.
www.powerstationeffects.co.uk /piscesdb1.html   (11231 words)

 BBC - Essex - Voices - Voices on BBC Essex
BBC Essex is celebrating accents, dialects and the words or phrases we use.
BBC Essex is also searching for different words which people use which mean the same thing.
As part of BBC Voices, BBC Essex is finding out about the differences between what men and women say, taboo language and how it's changed, the media's influence on how we speak, the language used by young people, and what is "correct" English.
www.bbc.co.uk /essex/voices2005/voices_radio.shtml   (369 words)

 Essex & Suffolk Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Essex is the driest county in the UK; it receives only 50% of the average annual rainfall in a normal year.
This means that the amount of available water is low and only half the water supplied in the Essex area is sourced from within the county.
In a dry year up to one third of the required water is derived from the Ely Ouse to Essex Transfer Scheme (EOETS), which transfers water from Denver in Norfolk, via pipelines and pumping stations to the River Stour and River Blackwater in Essex.
www.eswater.co.uk /domestic/abbplan.asp   (354 words)

 River Blackwater
WHERE IS IT?: The river rises in the North West of the County as the river PANT, and proceeds as a stream through to Braintree where the name changes to the BLACKWATER for the rest of it’s journey to the sea.
MIDDLE BLACKWATER There is a short section of river from Feering Mill via Kelvedon’s Easterford Mill to Grey’s Mill which is probably deep enough to paddle, but there are difficulties of portage at the mills.
Beeleigh Weirs - the junction of the non-tidal CHELMER, the tidal CHELMER and the BLACKWATER.
www.southendcanoe.ndo.co.uk /guides/blackwater.htm   (888 words)

 Pat Adkins - Archaeological Excavations North of the River Blackwater, Essex, United Kingdom. Including an Early Saxon ...
The Blackwater starts as a small spring fed stream (known by its early name the river Pant) meandering some 25 km towards the North Sea coast.
The North bank of the river Blackwater is formed mainly of Boulder Clay lightly covered with layers of `Maldon Till’ and/or Blue London clay.
Mid-East Essex, Approximately two kilometres north of the wider portion of the saline head of the river Blackwater.
www.angelfire.com /pa5/arch/index.html   (6966 words)

 Essex Estuaries
The Blackwater Estuary is recognised as being of international importance for wildlife and nature conservation, providing a range of rich and important habitats.
North of the River Thames, the Blackwater is the largest estuary in Essex and one of the most expansive complexes in East Anglia.
A formal review of the Blackwater Estuary Management Plan was started in 2001, with the initial stage being the identification of the progress that organisations have made to implement the proposals in the Plan.
www.essexestuaries.org.uk /about/plans/blackwater.htm   (461 words)

 Classic sailing yacht: day sails and holidays, maldon smack
Based in Maldon and Heybridge on the River Blackwater in Essex : Black Rose sails the East Coast from Southwold to London including River Blackwater, River Crouch, Colne, River Deben, Alde, Orwell, and Stour - visiting Burnham, Brightlingsea, Harwich, Heybridge, Maldon, Ipswich, Pin Mill, Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold, and the south coast.
This honour was to serve as guardship to HMS Wildfire's commemoration.
Based in Maldon on the River Blackwater, Black Rose sails the East Coast and its rivers, between Southwold and London, and the South Coast of the UK.
www.traditionalcharter.co.uk /blackrose.html   (527 words)

 Wikinfo | Battle of Maldon
The Battle of Maldon took place near Maldon beside the River Blackwater in Essex, England, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready.
The poem begins with his teaching his men (who, except for his household guard, were peasants and householders from the area) how to stand and how to hold weapons.
At ebb, the river leaves a land bridge from this island to the shore, the description of which seems to have matched the Northey Island causeway at that time.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_Maldon   (672 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Chemical warning as Essex river polluted
A leak of the chemical tributyltin has killed large numbers of fish in the River Blackwater between Coggeshall and Kelvedon in Essex.
Essex and Suffolk Water Company stopped taking supplies from the river before the pollution reached its plant.
Patrick Ripton, the environment protection manager for the area, said officials had decided against removing fish from the river as the pollution seemed to be lessening.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/2210243.stm   (394 words)

 River Blackwater
The River Blackwater is the centre piece of the whole valley it rises in Rowhill Nature Reserve, Aldershot and after 20 miles joins with the River Whitewater near Eversley.
Blackwater River State Park is considered one of the purest sandbottom rivers in the world, the Blackwater River is in its natural state for almost its entire length.
Blackwater River State Park is considered one of the purest sandbottom rivers in the world, the Blackwater River is in its natural state...
www.theirishriviera.com /youghal1/1/youghal59.html   (579 words)

 Porpoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The harbour porpoise may be making a comeback to the River Blackwater and Essex waters.
Sightings of the mammal (of the family of whales, dolphins and porpoises) have been recently reported at the River Blackwater Estuary.
With assistance from groups with wildlife interests, such as The Blackwater Project, Essex Wildlife Trust, Fellowship Afloat, a survey has been undertaken using advanced technology to detect the same type of clicking sounds as are made by dolphins used for communication with each other.
website.lineone.net /~tolin01/2001News/April/Porpoise.html   (358 words)

 Crassostrea gigas
This colony was thought to have died out in 1965 because importations had ceased in 1962, but there was still a substantial population in the River Blackwater in 1970 (R. Mitchell pers.
Furthermore, local spatfall occurred in the River Blackwater, Essex, and light spatfalls registered in some estuaries of south-west England (Dart, Teign and Exe) and the Menai Strait following unusually warm summers in 1989 and 1990 (Spencer et al.
Genetic evidence shows that spatfall in the River Teign originated from French stock (Child, Papageorgiou and Beaumont 1995), although it is unclear whether this was from adult specimens discarded at English sites or from larvae that crossed from the French side of the channel.
www.jncc.gov.uk /page-1714   (574 words)

 Geology Of Essex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A cliff on the outer bend of the River Crouch near Burnham-on-Crouch is being eroded and London Clay fossils such as sharks' teeth, although very scarce, can sometimes be found in the beach shingle below the cliff.
This is an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve for shorebirds, so please keep to the seawall in the breeding season between April and August inclusive.
The spit is 4 kilometres long and is nearly all that remains of a much larger area that existed in the 19th century but has now mostly been developed by the seaside holiday industry.
www.essexwt.org.uk /Geology/sites.htm   (503 words)

 ON TOUR THROUGH ESSEX.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Established in 1922 the CAA has over 1700 members, controls 3 miles of river fishing and 12 lakes, which include a complex at Boreham, and an attractive lake at Little Braxted.
Over the course of the next few weeks, 'On Tour Through Essex' will be taking a closer look at those waters run by the CAA which contain good size Carp, this week let's get up close and personal with The Willows in Witham.
Originally a Trout lake, the CAA opened the water as a coarse fishery in 1995, The Willows is an attractive, established, tree lined 6 acre lake giving good bankside cover.
www.essexangling.com /tour22.htm   (478 words)

 channel4.com - Monarchy - Battle of Maldon - text only
This battle took place near Maldon beside the River Blackwater in Essex, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready.
The Anglo-Saxons, led by Ealdorman Byrhtnoth of Essex and his thegns, fought against a Viking invasion, a conflict that ended in the death of Byrhtnoth and utter defeat for the Anglo-Saxons.
According to the poem, at low tide, the river left a land bridge from this island to the shore.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/M/monarchy/battles/maldon_t.html   (386 words)

 Off the Beaten Path - Essex Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
Essex was no exception, with huge open fields just starting to spring to life wherever we went.
A walk around the town must include a stroll along the river front, where some well known sailing barges, once a common sight on Essex waterways, are moored.
The Essex coastline is not particularly inspiring, but when the tide is in and the sun is out it can be very pleasant walking along the sea walls along the estuary of the River Blackwater.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Essex/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Essex-BR-1.html   (932 words)

 Media Stock - Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The River Humber Suspension Bridge spanning the River Humber between Barton and North Ferriby.
A Signet at Melton on The River Deben, Suffolk
A house with a Windmill on it, near to Horning on the River Bure.
www.mediastock.co.uk /search.htm?form_searchfield=River   (689 words)

 History of the Blackwater
The Saxons lost this decisive battle, and it was as a result of this loss that King Ethelred made peace with the Vikings and paid the first Danegeld as a form of 'protection' against further raids.
Century, the River Blackwater continued to grow in importance, and during this period, it became the main supply route for imports along the East Coast, as well as a major source of food for the town.
During the winter of 1776 the Blackwater froze from Maldon to Osea island, a distance of some four miles.
www.maldon.gov.uk /Leisure/RiversAndWaterways/BriefHistoryBlackwater.htm   (468 words)

 Fishing and fly fishing opportunities in Mass, Rivers Edge Trading
Another spot is the mouth of the river at the north end of Plum Island, where you will find heavy currents running along a sand beach and over an ever-changing sand bar.
The Essex River System, which includes the Castleneck and Essex Rivers has emerged as one of the premiere fly fishing rivers for striped bass.
Unlike the Merrimack River and Plum Island Sound both to the north, the Essex is surrounded in large measure by Greenbelt and Trustees of Reservations land which has kept development away.
www.riversedgetrading.com /fishing_opportunties.shtml   (1687 words)

 ON TOUR THROUGH ESSEX.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Straits Mill, bordered by the River Blackwater is near Braintree, Essex.
MYX baits (available exclusively from Essex Angling) have been doing the business for some anglers, especially the fishmeal spice range.
At next r/a, turn left into Braintree, Convent Lane and lake entrance is half a mile on the left before the road crosses the River Blackwater.
www.essexangling.com /tour11.htm   (529 words)

 Thames Sailing Barge Wyvenhoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Essex our home river, the Blackwater is a lovely river and a sail there can often be combined with a trip up the pretty River Colne.
The River's Crouch and Roach lie behind Foulness island with its military bases but are isolated and great for birdwatching.
Between all these rivers and ports the feeling of wide open sea and sky is soon experienced leaving behind all the worries, traffic and problems of your work and everyday life.
www.wyvenhoe.co.uk /map.html   (447 words)

 Publications - P C Adkins & K P Adkins
"A Neolithic settlement on the North Bank of the River Blackwater".
It is intended after processing is completed, to report the remaining sites and finds along the north bank of the river recorded by P C and K P Adkins (Hopefully in future editions of CAG or MAG Bulletins).
Pat Adkins' Archaeological Excavations North of River Blackwater Essex.
www.angelfire.com /pa5/arch/publications.html   (934 words)

 Ship Descriptions - V
In 1892 she was rebuilt with triple expansion engines and only one funnel, and in November 1894 she stranded at the entrance to Lough Foyle and was towed to Liverpool.
In August 1896 she was in collision with the Beaver Line's LAKE ONTARIO in the St Lawrence River and both ships sustained damage.
After the disastrous loss of the VESTRIS, the service was withdrawn in 1930 and she was laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex until 1932.
www.theshipslist.com /ships/descriptions/ShipsV.html   (8791 words)

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