Bristol Channel

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Bristol Channel

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean stretching west from the Severn River and separating Wales from southwest England. It is a major shipping route.

Bristol Channel

n
(Placename) an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)

Bris′tol Chan′nel


n.
an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, extending to the mouth of the Severn estuary. 85 mi. (137 km) long.
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Noun1.Bristol Channel - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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This event will provide the perfect opportunity for them to relay their experiences to a sell-out audience, all seeking to widen their horizons across the Severn estuary and beyond.
Mr Bowles will be joined on the panel by Katherine Bennet, Senior Vice President of Airbus UK, a global company with significant presence in Bristol and Newport and considerable experience of cross-border working across the Severn estuary.
Ian Hazlehurst Llanrumney, Cardiff Radioactive mud grinding to a pour petrol sort out the first we don't want THERE'S a gaping hole in the case as you report it (Echo, December 6) for dumping radioactive mud near Cardiff: "the only licensed site big enough to keep the sediment in the protected area" of the Severn Estuary Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
The ordnance was found around 300 metres from the Black Rock picnic site along the Severn Estuary in Monmouthshire.
The technology changes from run-of-river to tidal generation in the Severn estuary are easily accommodated.
A FISHERMAN has won the right to claim damages after the Environment Agency drastically cut the number of salmon he could fish for in the waters of the Severn estuary using an ancient fishing method.
SUGARLOAF CIRCUIT, ABERGAVENNY, MONMOUTHSHIRE Wander through a deep wooded valley and out on to open moorland, climb the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and take in wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, stretching across to the Severn Estuary and the Brecon Beacons.
Pictures show the course completely underwater and the Environment Agency warned the flooding would be there to stay because of high water levels and tides in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.
Historic maps, remote imagery and field surveys reveal that a terraced sequence of four salt marshes has arisen on a decadal-centennial time-scale over a frontage of about 4 km at Northwick and Aust warths exposed to westerly to northerly winds on the east bank of the Severn Estuary, UK.
Plans for the first such lagoon are now being drawn up for Swansea Bay in the Severn Estuary, but Liverpool has been identified as one of a number of sites which could also be used for this purpose.
Gull expert Peter Rock examined the Severn Estuary, also covering Swansea, Gloucester, Bristol and Swindon.
Summary: The Government has dropped plans to build a ten-mile barrage across the Severn estuary to generate "green" electricity from tides.

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