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An assessment of recovery targets, endpoints and timelines associated with the proposed restoration of Loch Fitty (Fife).

May, Linda; Spears, Bryan; Carvalho, Laurence; Dudley, Bernard; Gunn, Iain; O'Hare, Matthew; Winfield, Ian. 2011 An assessment of recovery targets, endpoints and timelines associated with the proposed restoration of Loch Fitty (Fife). NERC/Centre for Ecology &Hydrology, 81pp. (CEH Project Number: C04429) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

It is proposed that Loch Fitty will be drained and temporarily removed for a period of approximately 7.5 years, while the underlying coal is removed. Comprehensive planning and development documents have been prepared by the Scottish Coal Company Limited (SCCL) and its development team in relation to this proposal. A clear statement of intent in relation to recovery periods and end point water quality targets is now required. This report summarises the Water Framework Directive (WFD) targets to be met for the re-instated Loch Fitty to attain Good Ecological Status and makes recommendations on a recolonisation strategy designed to achieve this. Additional mitigation/monitoring measures that may be required to attain and sustain good status, and a likely timescale for recovery, are also discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management > WA - 3.4 - Develop novel and improved methods to enable the sustainable management of freshwaters and wetlands
CEH Sections: Watt
Parr
Funders/Sponsors: Report to Scottish Coal Company Limited
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 15 Dec 2011 16:00
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/16153

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