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Stream water quality in the Slapton catchments: a meta-analysis of key trends since 1970

Burt, T.P.; Worrall, F.; Howden, N.J.K.; Jarvie, H.P.; Pratt, A.; Hutchinson, T.H.. 2019 Stream water quality in the Slapton catchments: a meta-analysis of key trends since 1970. Field Studies, 2019. 15, pp.

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Abstract/Summary

A weekly programme of water quality monitoring has been undertaken by the FSC's Field Centre at Slapton Ley since 1970. Samples have been collected from the main streams draining into the Ley and from the Ley itself. The main purpose of this paper is to make available an online archive but in so doing the opportunity has been taken to update previous publications. Not surprisingly, given the ongoing eutrophic status of the Ley, most attention has been paid to the nutrients nitrate and phosphate; this review broadens the scope to include other water quality records. In relation to eutrophication, there are clear signs of improvement in the influent streams, but concerns remain about water quality in the Ley itself.

Item Type: Publication - Article
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 0428-304X
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 16 May 2019 11:34 +0 (UTC)
URI: https://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/523368

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