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Alternative methods of reducing aquatic plant growth in the Avon River

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dc.contributor.author Willson, K.
dc.contributor.author Post, L.
dc.coverage.spatial Avon River Basin
dc.coverage.spatial Stratford
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T13:56:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-05T13:56:19Z
dc.date.copyright 1983
dc.date.created 1983-03-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14562
dc.description.abstract High densities of aquatic plant growth have the potential to cause dissolved oxygen depletion due to their proportionately high respiratory demand at night. Nuisance plant growth's can also degrade the appearance of a stream and can produce obnoxious odours when plant material dies and decays. A variety of methods can be used to control such plant growths. The advantages and disadvantages of several of these were examined as part of the Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Study, with consideration being given to each measure's potential impacts on the stream environment and on water use, as well as to likely costs of implementation. The most promising measure examined was shading of the stream with bankside plantations of trees. Other methods considered less feasible for one or more reasons were mechanical and manual cropping, injection of herbicides into the stream, increased turbidity, and channelization. Combinations of measures were not examined but are potentially valid. An important method, limitation of the nutrients which support plant growth, will be addressed in another report in this technical report series.
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 S-7, Stream Management Sub-Committee, SAREMP
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.uri https://www.ontario.ca/page/copyright-information-c-queens-printer-ontario
dc.subject river
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject channelization
dc.subject light reduction
dc.subject chemical control
dc.subject nuissance plant growth
dc.subject control measures
dc.subject tree plantation
dc.title Alternative methods of reducing aquatic plant growth in the Avon River
dc.type Technical report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Water Resources Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment


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