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Wandsworth Lakes: Annual report on lake monitoring and management 2017

Goldsmith, B; (2018) Wandsworth Lakes: Annual report on lake monitoring and management 2017. (ECRC Research Report 189 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Lakes and rivers form an important part of the urban landscape and provide a wide range of opportunities for both people and wildlife. Within the London Borough of Wandsworth, the park lakes have a long and varied history, culminating in them delivering a wide range of functions today, including wildlife sanctuaries, fishing lakes and boating lakes and above all, they provide an important part of the diversity and inherent value of the parks to the local communities. Over the past 20 years, ENSIS has collected extensive data on the water quality and ecological potential of the Wandsworth lakes. Through careful and informed management, we have seen very significant improvements in some of the sites, and have developed a clear understanding of the functioning and potential for each of the sites. Key to many of the management goals is good water quality, something that is very difficult to achieve within an urban environment. In addition, where water quality cannot be controlled, other factors have been addressed, such as fish management and marginal planting to improve the aesthetic quality of the sites.

Type: Report
Title: Wandsworth Lakes: Annual report on lake monitoring and management 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10115385
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