Monitoring the trophic status of reservoirs

Hilton, J. and Carrick, T.R. and Rigg, E. and Lishman, J.P. and George, D.G. and Hewitt, D. (1987) Monitoring the trophic status of reservoirs. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 2pp. (W1/268/1).

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The current situation of regional, rather' than national, problems of eutrophication in standing waters has been widely aired in recent reports. A reliable, quantitative data base is a prerequisite to future trend monitoring, a concensus view of those reports. The objective of this report is to establish requirements, methodology and a minimal data set for nutrient and algae status in water supply reservoirs in England which may be used as a protocol for future trend monitoring.A pilot study has been carried out to assess the relative merits of different sampling strategies, the choice of which has major implications for the cost of sample collection. This short report suggests that consider the possibility of designating a few sites as ”baseline sites” at which detailed changes in trophic status as monitored by the more labour-intensive parameters would be collected on a regular, long term basis to help in the interpretation of the low cost survey results.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Monitoring the trophic status of reservoirs
Personal Creator/Author:
Hilton, J.
Carrick, T.R.
Rigg, E.
Lishman, J.P.
George, D.G.
Hewitt, D.
Number of Pages: 2
Date: 1987
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater lakes; Eutrophication; Monitoring; Surveying; England; Grasmere Lake
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5206
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 16:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:16
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