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Title: Macroinvertebrates in the Kennet catchment : Part 1 - water quality monitoring
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This report is one of a series of reports about the biology of the River Kennet catchment. The series covers all aspects of biological monitoring of the catchment carried out by the NRA Biology Section. Some reports cover the general status of the catchment, whilst others relate to specific problems identified in the Draft Kennet Catchment Management Plan. Analysis of the routine macroinvertebrate samples from 1991 and 1992 revealed high biological quality at most of the sites throughout the catchment. There are several pressures in the Kennet catchment, identified in the Kennet Catchment Management Plan that threaten the aquatic fauna. These are: development and urbanisation of Newbury and Reading, discharges, low flows in the upper Kennet, gravel extraction, and the balance between recreational uses of watercourses and protection of the aquatic fauna.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityMonitoringMacroinvertebratesCatchment basins
Geographic Keywords: EA South EastKennetKennet and Pang catchment
Extent: 11; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3256
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