Research and analysis

Assessment of the impact of nutrient removal on eutrophic rivers

The river Wensum was studied to determine the effects of phosphorus stripping from effluents discharging from Fakenham and East Dereham sewage works.


Assessment of the Impact of Nutrient Removal on Eutrophic Rivers

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This project was initiated in order to understand the consequences it would have for the river’s physical and ecological condition. The specific objectives of the project are shown on pages 2-3 of this report. The project commenced one year before the phosphorus-stripping, to enable one year’s ‘before’ data to be collected.

Published 1 January 2002