TG3520 : Restoration measures, Barton Broad

taken 10 years ago, near to Irstead, Norfolk, Great Britain

Restoration measures, Barton Broad
Restoration measures, Barton Broad
Barton Broad used to suffer from severe eutrophication and silting. The nutrient-rich mud was pumped out, and an ecological intervention put in place - excluding fish from certain areas, in order to increase the population of Daphnia (water flea) and thereby control the algae. Lower algae levels mean clearer water, and greater plant growth, which in turn provides shelter for Daphnia from predation by fish. This photo shows one of the fish "exclosures" - below the floats, mesh curtains hang to the bottom of the broad.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 February, 2008
Category
Broad   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 359 209 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.0596N 1:29.5639E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 360 210
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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