The Swale & Ure Drainage Board
Covering an area of 203.4km2 the area of the Swale & Ure Drainage Board includes significant areas of highly productive agricultural land.
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Swale & Ure Drainage Board
The area of the Swale & Ure Drainage Board is 203.4km2 and includes significant areas of highly productive agricultural land. It includes 470km of managed watercourse and serves over 1100 drainage ratepayers in parts of Richmondshire, Hambleton and Harrogate council areas. Managed watercourses drain the rural communities near Catterick, Bedale, Northallerton, Thirsk, Boroughbridge and the outskirts of Knaresborough and Wetherby. They allow drainage of significant lengths of the A1(M) motorway, the A168 A19 Trunk Road, and the East Coast Mainline Railway. It also serves three active military airfields.