River Liza

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The River Liza

The River Liza is a Lake District river flowing though Cumberland.

River Liza in Ennerdale

The Liza flows from its source below Windy Gap on Great Gable through a steep-sided valley to Ennerdale Water through Char Dub.

The name of the Liza derives from the Old Norse ljós á, meaning "light (or shining) river".

Wild Ennerdale

The Liza is a subject of the Wild Ennerdale Project which aims to introduce more wildlife to the Ennerdale Valley. The Wild Ennerdale Project uses a policy similar to managed retreat which means that the river is subject to no human interference or maintenance such as dredging, straightening or even flood defences. This means the river is free to flood as the effects would be felt by very few people as the Ennerdale Valley is sparsely inhabited.

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