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Open drain improvement

Show simple item record Graham, Andrew Knight, Gerald
dc.coverage.spatial Avon River Basin
dc.coverage.spatial Stratford
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario 2018-12-05T13:51:34Z 2018-12-05T13:51:34Z 1982 1982-09
dc.description.abstract Work began in the fall of 1980 on a major drain improvement demonstration carried out on the uppermost reaches of the Avon Municipal Drain in North Easthope Township. The work was initiated by the Stratford/Avon River Environmental Management Project in cooperation with two private landowners. Remedial measures undertaken on the drain included bottom cleanout, bank stabilization, improvement of tile outlets, buffer strips, fencing to control livestock access to the watercourse and the construction of a sediment basin. This report describes each of these measures except the livestock fencing and sediment basin construction which are described in Technical Reports R-7 and R-12 respectively. The combined impact of the conservation measures is aimed at reducing sediment loadings to the Avon River in a cost effective manner. Response to the demonstration work has been very favourable. Continued monitoring and inspection of the work will determine its long-term impact on water quality.
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.format pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical report R-6, Rural Sub-Committee, SAREMP
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject drain
dc.subject river
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject bank stabilization
dc.subject tile outlets
dc.subject buffer strips
dc.subject sediment load
dc.subject remediation
dc.title Open drain improvement
dc.type Technical report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Rural Sub-Committee, Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project

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