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Title: The impact of high-flow events on phosphorus delivery to lakes : a case study from the catchment of Loch Leven, Scotland, UK
Author: Defew, L. H.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2008
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Loch Leven is a largest, eutrophic loch in Scotland, and has historically suffered from eutrophication problems as a result of large phosphorus (P) inputs from point and diffuse P sources. Since the major reduction in point source phosphorus through more efficient sewage treatment and a reduction of industrial effluent, this research project has provided evidence that diffuse sources now contribute a much greater proportion of the loch’s annual P load, compared to a decade ago. High-flow events have been recognised as being one of the major mobilisation and transport drivers of diffuse pollutants in rural catchments. The purpose of this research was to investigate aspects of P transport and delivery during high-flow events in the Loch Leven catchment. Such research will be important in planning effective diffuse pollution management plans in order to further reduce P loads and improve Loch Levens water quality.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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