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Title: Algal blooms in the Lower Tees- Perspectives and prospects
Author: C.S. Reynolds
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Final report of preliminary projections of the impact on water quality of the proposed Tees Weir
This report sets out the findings of a preliminary desk-study of the potential of the lower Tees to support growths ('blooms') of planktonic algae in the impoundment resulting from the proposed construction of a weir near Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough. This report updates an earlier, provisional submission (1) in two major respects: it takes advantage of the provision of additional water-quality data, especially those relating to the phosphorus concentrations measured at Low Worsall; moreover, following the decision to obviate sea water incursion as a feature of the scheme, possibly influenced by the comments offered in (1), reference to the management problems attendant upon stratification maintained by salinity gradients is removed. In accordance with precedents established in similar investigations (2, 3), the preliminary analysis proceeds from an assessment of likely morphometry and hydrographic constraints, the potential hydrological properties of the impounded water in relation to projected hydraulic loads, and deductions about the likely in situ rates of growth of planktonic algae inoculated with the fluvial input into the impounded lake.
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Place: Ambleside
Subject Keywords: Algal bloomsWater qualityWeirsHydrologyNutrientsLight requirementsGrowth rate
Geographic Keywords: EnglandTees (North England)Tees catchment
Taxonomic Keywords: Bacillariophyceae
Extent: 15
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