Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad)

The Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad) is part of the Norfolk Broads and is made up of the Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad - Short Dyke), the Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad - Fleet Dyke), the Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad - The Broad) and the Norfolk Broads (Rockland Broad - Boat Dyke).


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The Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes, known locally as broads, were formed by the flooding of peat workings. The Broads, and some surrounding land, were constituted as a special area with a level of protection equivalent to a national park by the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988. The Broads Authority, a special statutory authority responsible for managing the area, became operational in 1989.

The total area is 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi), most of which is in Norfolk, with over 200 kilometres (120 mi) of navigable waterways. There are seven rivers and 63 broads, mostly less than 4 metres (13 ft) deep. Thirteen broads are generally open to navigation, with a further three having navigable channels. Some broads have navigation restrictions imposed on them in autumn and winter.

Although the terms Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Broads are used to identify specific areas within the two counties respectively, the whole area is frequently mistakenly referred to as the "Norfolk Broads". The Broads has similar status to the national parks in England and Wales; the Broads Authority has powers and duties akin to the national parks, but is also the third-largest inland navigation authority. Because of its navigation role the Broads Authority was established under its own legislation on 1 April 1989. The Broads Authority Act 2009, which was promoted through Parliament by the authority, is intended to improve public safety on the water.

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[The Broads] [William Edward Mayes] [Hathor (wherry)] [Maud (wherry)] [Neatishead] [Clayrack Drainage Mill] [Boardman's Windmill] [Palmer's Drainage Windmill] [Brograve Mill] [Swim Coots Mill, Catfield]
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