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Title: Environmental appraisal of Derwentwater low water levels : Volume 2 : ecological appraisal
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
RKL-Arup were appointed by the Environment Agency, and the Lake District National Park Authority to undertake a study of Derwentwater Low Water Levels. The National Park Authority produced a management plan for the lake in 1996. Public consultation for this management plan indicated that the low minimum lake level experienced in 1995 was a cause for concern for the lake users. The Lake District National Park Authority and the Environment Agency therefore commissioned this study to determine if the minimum lake level in Derwentwater was decreasing. The study was also to provide options to manage the minimum lake level and to undertake an environmental appraisal of these options. Studies were undertaken to determine how the ecology, recreational use of the lake, archaeology, agriculture, and landscape would be affected by changes to the minimum lake level. This Environmental Appraisal was undertaken by RKL-Arup working in association with the Institute of Freshwater Ecology and the Smeeden Foreman Partnership. The study is reported in three volumes: Volume 1 - Hydrological and Geological Study; Volume 2 - Ecological Appraisal; Volume 3 - Management Options. This report forms Volume 2, the ecological appraisal and is written in conjunction with the Institute of Freshwater Ecology.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Manchester
Subject Keywords: Lakes; Water levels; Low water; Environmental management; Plans; National parks; Ecological factors
Geographic Keywords: EA North West; Cumbria; Derwentwater
Extent: 33; + figures and appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2100
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