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Title: Effects of agricultural soil erosion on watercourses
Author: Institute of Hydrology
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The aims of this study were to attempt to discern the river sediment load in agricultural catchments and to report methods to reduce or prevent enhancement in river sediment loads from field surfaces. The research approach is a combination of analysis of existing archive data, new field work using manual and automatic bulk sampling, turbidity monitoring and laboratory work to quantify river sediment concentrations and loads. Spatial investigations and short-term field deployments (eg. over one high flow event) are combined with medium-term field sampling campaigns of one year in each of six selected catchments. The selected catchments were the Severn, Wye, Weaver, Hampshire Avon, Allen and Chelmer.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: SedimentsRiversEnvironmental managementSediment sampling
Geographic Keywords: Severn Uplands catchmentSevernWye catchmentWeaver Gowy catchmentHampshire Avon catchmentAllen (Cornwall)
Extent: 43
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2255
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