Ouse Washes

The Ouse Washes are an area in the Fens of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, England. They cover the area between two diversion channels of the River Great Ouse: the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River (also known as the Hundred Foot Drain).

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The Fens - Introduction
... the lower drainage basins of the River Nene and the Great Ouse, it covers approximately 500 sq mi (1,300 km2) ... The South Level lies to the southeast of the Ouse Washes and surrounds Ely, as it did in the seventeenth century ... The Middle Level currently lies between the Ouse Washes and the Nene, but historically lay between the Ouse Washes and Morton's Leam, a fifteenth century canal which runs north of the town of Whittlesey ...
Ouse Washes - Environmental Importance
... The Washes are now of international importance and are designated a Special Protection Area for their wildfowl there are nature reserves at WWT Welney and RSPB Ouse Washes ... The washes are the largest area of frequently flooded (for an average of 22 days per year) grazing marsh in Britain ... Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), as well as the Ouse Washes SSSI - a Site of Special Scientific Interest ...

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