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Record number 302391
Title Evaluation of flooding scenarios for riverine pastures along the river Dinkel, the Netherlands
Author(s) Hommel, P.W.F.M.; Dirkx, G.H.P.; Prins, A.H.; Wolfert, H.P.; Vrielink, J.G.
Source In: Scenario studies for the rural environment : selected and edited proceedings of the symposium scenario studies for the rural environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12 - 15 September 1994 / Schoute, J.T.H., Finke, P.A., Veeneklaas, F.R., - p. 555 - 559.
Department(s) Institute for Forestry and Nature Research
Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 1995
Keyword(s) graslanden - hooiland - weiden - plantengemeenschappen - herstel - natuurontwikkeling - beekdalen - overijssel - twente - grasslands - meadows - pastures - plant communities - rehabilitation - nature development - brook valleys - overijssel - twente
Categories Ecological Engineering
Abstract On relatively high natural levees in the Dinkel valley a specific type of grassland is found: the Diantho-Armerietum (Dinkel pastures). This plant community is best developed on dry, nutrient-poor, sandy and relatively young soils. Occasional floodingis essential to the conservation and restoration of Dinkel pastures. The altitude above the bankful discharge water-level is of great importance. The lower zone is strongly influenced by the nutrient-rich surface water, the higher zones are vulnerable tosoil acidification. Maintaining the current flooding frequency is favourable to the conservation of existing Dinkel pastures; a higher frequency favours the development of new ones.
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