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Title: Report on monitoring of environmental quality in the Severn Estuary
Author: C. Pattinson
Author: C. Chubb
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Severn Estuary functional group - water quality
This report examines water quality and related monitoring and briefly reviews historical effort, summarises existing and proposed programmes, identifies information gaps and presents proposals for rectifying those gaps. Proposals for continuing and new work include, as far as possible, financial resource implications, but detailed manpower and equipment needs have yet to be evaluated. Major investigations of water quality were undertaken in the 1970's and indicated that the main body of the estuary was of good quality overall with any problem areas tending to be localised in nature. In the 1980's joint monitoring effort was reduced to, essentially, a centre channel monitoring programme. Regions undertook their own monitoring programmes for nearshore waters. All Regions established inputs and water quality monitoring programmes, with varying degrees of effort being applied to biological, bioaccumulation and sediments monitoring. A substantial number of one-off investigations of local problems were undertaken.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: EstuariesEnvironmental qualityWater qualityPollution monitoringMonitoringStrategies
Geographic Keywords: WalesEnglandSevern Estuary
Extent: n.p. [78]
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