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The Worcestershire Middle Severn catchment is predominantly rural, but contains significant urban areas including parts of Telford, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Kidderminster and Worcester. As well as the River Severn itself, the main watercourses are the rivers Worfe, Stour and Salwarpe which are subject to unsustainable levels of abstraction at low flows. The area has many water dependent sites protected for their biodiversity and designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. There are also a number of Special Areas of Conservation.

The catchment is incredibly diverse in character. To the west is mostly rural in nature including the Wyre Forest and the eastern boundary of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the east is the industrial heartland of the Black Country and at either end are the urban areas of Telford and Worcester. And with a World Heritage Site in the form of Ironbridge, this sub-catchment of the Severn is incredibly important for our history as well as our natural world.