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Title: Impact assessment of acidic and metalliferous pollution in the Fowley Stream
Author: J.A. Proctor
Author: R.P. Smith
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: FWI/92/003
A study was carried out during September 1991 to assess the cause and impact of acidic and metalliferous pollution in the Fowley Stream. The study is part of an overall project to identify and control intermittent acidic and metalliferous discharges in the River Okement Catchment. The source of poor water quality in the Fowley Stream was traced to a land drainage ditch. Land drainage has allowed the oxygenation of pyrites in the soils which leads to the leaching of acidic and metalliferous water particularly during the first flush of rainfall at the break of a period of drought.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Catchment basinsRiversWater pollutionEnvironmental impact assessmentAcid soilsAcidificationMetallic elementsPyrites
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestOkementNorth Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: 7; + appendices
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