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Hydrological management of a cutover peatland

Heathwaite, A. Louise (1994) Hydrological management of a cutover peatland. Hydrological Processes, 8 (3). pp. 245-262. ISSN 1099-1085

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Hydrological Processes
Additional Information: Hydrological management of a cutover peatland 2 cites:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mire hydrology ; Peat extraction ; Buffer zones
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 49791
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2011 11:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2018 05:12
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