Dobson, Michael and Cariss, Helen and Murray, Blaire
Effects of a flash-flood on channel morphology and some insects of a small stony stream in the Peak District, Derbyshire.
Freshwater Forum, 9,
In this paper, some observations are made following a flash-flood that occurred in Stake Clough, a small tributary of the River Goyt, during the evening of 6 August 1996. The site was visited eight times between 8 August - 30 October 1996 to take samples and make observations on the stream. The flood scoured the bed of Stake Clough but more significantly, caused it to change course along the middle part of the floodplain. Initially after the flood, the numbers of insects in all stretches of the stream channel were low (100-200 m super(2)), but then gradually rose to population densities approaching ten times this figure. The benthos was dominated by the Chironomidae and also leuctrid stoneflies (Leuctra nigra, L. hippopus and L. inermis). On 8th August 1996, 12 mesh bags, each containing oak leaves, were placed in the stream and collected after 24 hours. These were also dominated by chironomids, and contained relatively high numbers of the caddis, Potamophylax cingulatus.
||Effects of a flash-flood on channel morphology and some insects of a small stony stream in the Peak District, Derbyshire
|Journal or Publication Title:
||Freshwater Biological Association
||Aquatic insects; Ecosystem disturbance; Flooding; Fluvial morphology; Rivers;England; Peak District
Hardy B Schwamm
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