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Title: Physical environment for river invertebrate communities : progress report
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The NRA have funded Leicester University to provide some of the information which is needed about river habitats. Some time ago, dredging of the river (for land drainage and flood defence) was done with little care for the animals and plants. The laws have become stricter and stricter, until now the National Rivers Authority has to actually increase the conservation value of rivers. They still have a legal duty to control flooding, but the people who plan engineering work have to be more careful. Sometimes money is available directly to restore damaged rivers to a more natural state. To take more care in flood defence work, and to make best use of money for restoration, we need to know how ‘good rivers’ work - so they can be copied. This progress report contains an extensive literature review, complete with bibliography of over 200 references. Appendix B has important information for landowners.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RiversHabitat improvementNature conservationBiodiversityRiver habitat surveyRiver rehabilitationLiterature study
Geographic Keywords: England
Extent: 40
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