Investigations into the use of critical sediment yields for assessing and managing fine sediment inputs into freshwater ecosystems (NERR007)

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This research had the following objectives:

  • To review the available information on fine sediment yields in catchments of relevance to the UK.
  • To review management approaches to target-setting for fine sediment control adopted in other countries.
  • To provide a rationale for the use of fine sediment yields in the definition of environmental status consistent with favourable condition and good ecological status of aquatic habitats.
  • Where possible, provide best estimates of critical sediment yields in different catchment types.
  • To recommend further work aimed at developing a refined procedure for determining critical sediment yields.

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