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Explain how the physical environment of the lower Tees and its estuary may have influenced land use up until 1994.The Rivers Tees's estuary has a large area of low-lying mud flats so wildlife and birds mainly used the area before 1994

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1b.) Explain how the physical environment of the lower Tees and its estuary may have influenced land use up until 1994. The Rivers Tees's estuary has a large area of low-lying mud flats so wildlife and birds mainly used the area before 1994. Over time since 1906 inter-tidal land has been reclaimed, this adds to the overall area of the estuary. There are several sites of scientific interest in the estuary including seal sands, up to 200,000 migrant birds visit the sites of scientific interest in the autumn. With all the land that has been reclaimed the estuary has an area of around 8km squared in total, this provided a perfect area for building in the lower section. ...read more.

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The water quality and salinity have been improved with the level of dissolved oxygen increasing rapidly upstream at the Tees Barrage the level has doubled since 1992/1993, downstream the levels have increased slightly since the Barrage was in place. Also the ammonia concentrations have been reduced to almost nothing upstream and have been reduced dramatically downstream, this improves the condition for the fish living there. Although the amount of Waders has been reduced by around half from 2166 birds visiting to1157. The oystercatchers are the only species of bird which have grow in numbers since the Barrage has been built this may be due to the improved water quality so there will be more oysters for the birds to eat. ...read more.

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Houses, which increases the town's population because people will buy the new houses and move to the town. University residences and buildings which helps promote the town's university to perspective students and make the town more appealing if there is more accommodation. Retail and leisure parks, which increase the amount of shops and the amount to customers coming to the town to shop or be, involved in leisure activities, The town now has white water canoeing course so people will travel to the town to participate in the activity. With the water quality improved there are more fish, so fishers are attracted to the town, this improves the town's income. The Barrage has lead to various new activities for people to participate in. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sarah Crouch Use and abuse of the environment ...read more.

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