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Title: River Camel headwaters nutrient project
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: October 2000
This document addresses the River Camel headwaters nutrient analysis. The River Camel rises on Hendrabumick Downs at an altitude of 280 metres and flows for 40.5 km to the tidal limit at Polbrock. Diatom surveys in the headwaters of the River Camel in 1997 and 1998 indicated high nutrients. Declining macroinvertebrate quality was evident in the River Camel at Slaughterbridge in the period from 1991 to 1998. Total Inorganic Nitrogen data from the same site showed an increasing trend over the same period. Further biological and chemical surveys in 1999 identified nutrient enrichment at the source of the River Camel, Hendrabumick tributaries and Starapark tributary. Further work is needed to determine the sources of nutrients.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversNutrientsNitrogenMacroinvertebrates
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestCornwallCamel (Cornwall)North Cornwall, Seaton, Looe and Fowey catchment
Extent: n.p. [29]
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