Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Allott, Norman and McGinnity, Philip and O'Hea, Brendan (2005) Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Freshwater Forum, 23, pp. 126-138.

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Abstract

Research laboratories in the Burrishoole catchment have been the focus of salmonid research since 1955. One aspect of the research has been to monitor the number of salmon and sea trout migrating to sea as smolts and returning to the catchment as adults. In the early 1990s it became clear that the smolt output from the catchment had declined over the previous two decades. At about the same time the presence of fine particles of peat silt in the hatchery became increasingly apparent and led to a higher incidence of mortality of young fry. These observations and management difficulties led to a study of silt transport in the surface waters of the catchment, which is described in this article. The authors describe geology, soils, climate and hydrology of Burrishoole before examining the sediment deposition in Lough Feeagh.

Item Type: Article
Title: Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Allott, Norman
McGinnity, Philip
O'Hea, Brendan
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 23
Page Range: pp. 126-138
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catchment area; Sediment dynamics; Sediment gravity flows; Environmental monitoring; Eire; Lough Feeagh
Subjects: Ecology
Environment
Limnology
Item ID: 4706
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 12:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:59
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4706

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