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Title: Impact of reservoir construction construction on the Bruckland Stream
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
By looking at projected yields, costs and environmental concerns, South West Water Services Ltd has concluded that the Axe Pumped Storage Scheme provides the optimum resource development for the East Devon area. This scheme involves the construction of a reservoir at Higher Bruckland and the subsequent diversion of the Bruckland Stream. Two ecological surveys were carried out by SWWSL and the National Rivers Authority South West Region in summer and autumn 1992. Using results from the surveys the main ecological characteristics of the stream were identified. The potential impacts of reservoir construction, the bypass pipeline, flood water release and seepage on the biology of the stream were examined and recommendations for additional data requirements and long term monitoring put forward. Although the data provided were not extensive, the general picture was one of a clean water stream with reasonable species diversity. It was not possible to accurately predict any changes and more detailed ecological survey work was recommended.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: StreamsWater reservoirsInvertebratesAlgaeMacrophytesWater industry
Geographic Keywords: East Devon catchmentAxe EstuaryBristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchment
Extent: 9; + appendices
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