A survey of river habitats on the River Lune

Naura, M. and Blackburn, D. (1999) A survey of river habitats on the River Lune. Warrington, UK, Environment Agency North West Region,

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Abstract

A survey of the River Lune using River Habitat Survey (RHS) was carried out at 103 sections in February/March 99, to which were added 37 sites surveyed between 1994 -1996. Summary statistics were produced on the distribution and extent of flow features (e.g. riffles, pools, rapids etc.), substrate types, tree and associated features and bank profiles. Information on land-use and management was also included in the analyses. A Habitat Modification Score (HMS) describing the level of habitat modification was derived for each site and compared to the whole reference network and to rivers of similar types in Britain. The HMS shows that more than 70% of the sites on the catchment are predominantly unmodified and very few sites are significantly modified. Highly modified sites are concentrated in the urban areas and on the tributaries.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A survey of river habitats on the River Lune
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Naura, M.
Blackburn, D.
Date: August 1999
Publisher: Environment Agency North West Region
Place of Publication: Warrington, UK
Funders: Environment Agency Archives North West
Contact Email Address: dis@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
Uncontrolled Keywords: England; Lune Catchment; Ecotypes; Habitat; Freshwater ecology; Fishery data; Inland fisheries
Subjects: Environment
Limnology
Item ID: 7791
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 12:50
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 15:55
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7791

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