Bristol Channel

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Bristol Channel,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.85 mi (140 km) long and from 5 to 50 mi (8.1–80 km) wide, stretching westward from the mouth of the River Severn and separating Wales from SW England. Its chief bays are Carmarthen and Swansea in Wales and Barnstaple (or Bideford) and Bridgwater in England. Many cities are on or near the channel; among the largest are Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, and Swansea. Along the coast of S Wales is a great concentration of economic activity, and Bristol Channel serves as a major shipping corridor. Milford Haven, a major oil-importing center, has a harbor that can accommodate large modern tankers.

Bristol Channel

an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)
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The active salt marshes known as Northwick and Aust warths and the associated mudflat of Northwick Oaze-British National Grid Reference (NGR) ST 5486-5689--he on the southeastern bank of the Severn Estuary (Figs, la, lb).
The Severn Estuary development would see the formation of a lagoon by building a six-mile wall around Swansea Bay.
Energy Secretary Hutton said: "Harnessing the power of the Severn estuary could be an engineering project of breathtaking scale and we will look at the full range of technologies and locations.
The Severn Estuary Circular, from both Newport and Bristol, will travel along the scenic Severn Estuary line past Chepstow and Lydney to Gloucester, enjoying views of the Severn road suspension bridge, Chepstow Castle, and 20 miles of the River Severn.
The Severn Estuary Circular, from both Newport and Bristol, will take you along the scenic Severn Estuary line past Chepstow and Lydney to Gloucester, enjoying views of the Severn road suspension bridge, Chepstow Castle, and 20 miles of the River Severn.
With lovely views of the Severn Estuary, a stretch along the Wales Coast Path and an abundance of wildlife to spot, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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.
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.
THE Government yesterday dropped plans to build a 10-mile barrage across the Severn estuary to generate "green" electricity from tides.
The cost of building a 10-mile barrage in the Severn estuary between Cardiff and Weston-super-Mare has been estimated at 21 billion [pounds sterling].

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