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Title: The control of phosphorus in the catchment of the rivers Ant and Bure : 3rd annual report May 1989
Author: G.L. Phillips
Author: R.A. Watson
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This is the third annual report of the River Ant/Bure project which began in April 1986. The overall aim of the project is to reduce phosphorus loadings from sewage treatment works effluents discharging to the Rivers Ant and Bure. It is hoped that this action will reduce phytoplankton populations and allow the return of a diverse aquatic plant dominated habitat in the littoral fringes of the Bure and Ant valley broads. It is becoming clear that the control of phosphorus alone will not be sufficient to enable the desired changes in the community structure to occur. Other ways of manipulating the ecosystem are being investigated and experiments with fish exclosures described in the second annual report were extended to include Belaugh Broad during 1988. The second year of a project, to investigate the potential availability of sediment derived phosphorus was completed. This completes work associated with a Nature Conservancy Council contract and a separate report detailing this work is being completed. Further work, funded by Anglian Water and the Broads Authority is continuing.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: RiversPhosphorusAnnual reportsSewageEffluentsNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: Ant (Norfolk)Bure (Norfolk)Norfolk
Extent: 20; + figures
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3610
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