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Title: Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton flood alleviation scheme water quality study : final report appendices
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The construction of a flood relief channel for Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton poses a potential for changes of water quality in the River Thames. The channel will also contain water at all times and an assessment is required of the likely quality which will arise. A particular concern is the development of algal blooms in the new channel and in the River Thames. Further studies are required as a matter of urgency to determine these effects. Furthermore the proposals need to be studied in the light of impending statutory water quality objectives. These WQO's will be "use-based" and, for each use, there will be a set of numeric standards. The statutory system is under development and standards will evolve from the existing RQO system and include common EQS values. This will require the NRA to decide what range of uses or options for uses the channel will fulfil and determine how they will be met. These aspects need to be considered now so that appropriate plans can be made to meet them and to avoid an unacceptable quality.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [1990]
Publication Place: Reading
Extent: n.p. [129]
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