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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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.
|Title:||Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 126-138|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Catchment area; Sediment dynamics; Sediment gravity flows; Environmental monitoring; Eire; Lough Feeagh|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jan 2011 12:46|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 15:59|
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