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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Tproach to future tidal lagoon development in the Severn estuary to make sure the maximum energy potential is extracted without compromising the needs of the environment, the head of Natural Resources Wales has said.
The tidal lagoon hydropower plant will be located in the Severn Estuary and will have an installed capacity of 16 units with over 20 megawatts each.
More than 20 rivers with their various tributaries discharge their water into the Severn Estuary.
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.
A MAN who went missing from a boat in the Severn estuary has been found dead, police have confirmed.
A MAN who disappeared in the Severn estuary has been found dead.
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.
DAMMING the Severn Estuary to harness its tidal power would have a devastating impact on life in the area, from wildlife to cultural events like surfing the Severn bore, conservationists warned.
It was one of five proposals shortlisted for a Severn estuary tidal power station by Environment Secretary Ed Miliband yesterday.

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