Heathwaite, A. Louise (1994) Hydrological management of a cutover peatland. Hydrological Processes, 8 (3). pp. 245-262.Full text not available from this repository.
Mechanisms for preserving the hydrological balance of Thorne Moors National Nature Reserve (NNR) while allowing peat extraction to continue in the surrounding peatland are examined. Three strategies exist for modifying seepage losses from the NNR: (I) re-direction of pump drainage waters from the peat extraction areas; (II) provision of a hydrological buffer zone around the NNR; and (III) mechanical compaction of the boundaries of the buffer zone. Strategy II (increased width of the buffer zone) should be used together with strategy III (compaction) for the maximum reduction of seepage losses from the NNR. If strategy I (water level manipulation) is also adopted, it may be possible to reduce the width of the hydrological buffer zone around the NNR.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hydrological Processes|
|Additional Information:||Hydrological management of a cutover peatland 2 cites: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?num=100&hl=en&lr=&cites=7119731492425330682|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mire hydrology ; Peat extraction ; Buffer zones|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2011 11:49|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 19:32|
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