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Title: A study to investigate and propose remedies for river quality problems in the Madford catchment
Author: R.P. Smith
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection report
The Madford River is a small tributary of the River Culm in East Devon and comprises of two sub-catchments, the Madford and Bolhara. A study of this area was undertaken to identify existing and potential sources of pollution from farm, industrial, sewage treatment, waste disposal and housing development sites. Chemical and biological surveys were used to assess the effects of known discharges and to determine water quality throughout the catchment. The results indicated farm drainage is the main cause of pollution and this is considered to be the cause of non-compliance with objectives and standards at the routine monitoring points in the catchment. Twenty-five of the seventy-two farms ( 35%) visited were polluting watercourses with yard run-off being a common problem during heavy rainfall.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityAgricultural pollutionChemical measurementsBiological analysis
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestEast Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: n.p. [23]
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