An investigation into the potential losses of fish on the filter plates at the Hodder Water Treatment Works Stocks Reservoir

North West Water (1984) An investigation into the potential losses of fish on the filter plates at the Hodder Water Treatment Works Stocks Reservoir. Preston, UK, North West Water, Fisheries Section, 73pp.

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (3265Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Stocks Reservoir is situated amidst the Forest of Bowland in the upper reaches of the old river valley of the Hodder. The reservoir was built in 1927 for the Fylde Water Board who primarily supplied water to Blackpool. The objective of this study is to assess the degree and likelihood of fish ingress onto the fish plates at the present and proposed stocking densities. An additional aim is to evaluate the operational implications, and if necessary suggest methods of alleviating the problem. Three spheres of study have been undertaken to achieve these objectives, these being: 1. To selectively stock the reservoir and monitor the angling club catches in order to assess the total population, relating it to fish plate losses and proposed stocking densities. 2. To monitor the fish taken from the fish plates and assess the reasons for their ingress. 3. To study the draw off tower and fish plates, and suggest ways of ameliorating or halting the loss of fish and consequent operational problems.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: An investigation into the potential losses of fish on the filter plates at the Hodder Water Treatment Works Stocks Reservoir
Corporate Creator/Author: North West Water
Number of Pages: 73
Date: November 1984
Publisher: North West Water, Fisheries Section
Place of Publication: Preston, 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; Ribble Catchment; Angling; Reservoir fisheries; Water reservoirs; Stock assessment; Population density
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 7991
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 12:32
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 12:35
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7991

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...