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Record number 369862
Title Reduction of discharge peaks : effects of the construction of a water retention pond
Author(s) Hoorn, M.W. van den; Verdonschot, P.F.M.
Department(s) Centre for Ecosystem Studies
Publication type Poster (professional)
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) laaglandgebieden - waterlopen - fluviatiele erosie - rivierafvoer - fluctuaties - waterdieren - biodiversiteit - macroinvertebraten - lowland areas - streams - stream erosion - stream flow - fluctuations - aquatic animals - biodiversity - macroinvertebrates
Categories Hydrology / Aquatic Ecology
Abstract Most Dutch lowland streams experience increased discharge fluctuations, both peaks and droughts, as a result of increasing drained and paved areas. Large discharge fluctuations result in changes in stream morphology and macroinvertebrate communities. Measures to retain runoff water during wet periods can reduce discharge fluctuations and restore both morphology and biodiversity. Retention of water runoff proved to be an effective technique to reduce discharge fluctuations and improve the hydromorphological and ecological quality of this lowland stream
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