Title: Recovery from acidification of lochs in Galloway, south-west Scotland,UK:1979-1998. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2001 
Availability: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Vol. 5, No. 3, 421-431. 
Author 1/Producer: Ferrier, R.C 
Other Authors/Producers: Helliwell, R.C., Cosby, B.J., Jenkins, A. and Wright, R.F. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Macauly Land Use Research Centre 
Publisher City: Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.mluri.sari.ac.uk/recover/HESS421-431.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: The Galloway region of Scotland has been subjected to long-term acidic precipitation which has acidified soils and surface waters and damaged to aquatic ecology, although acidic deposition has decreased substantially during the last thirty years. Seven water quality surveys of 48 lochs in the Galloway region were conducted between 1979 and 1998. During the first 10 years there was a major decline in regional sulphate concentrations in the lochs, which would have increased acid neutralising capacity, but was offset by increasing levels of sea salt during the same period. During the next 10 years however, chloride concentrations dropped to 1979 levels and acid neutralising capacity increased despite little change in sulphate concentrations. Approximately 75% of the possible improvement in acid neutralising capacity has already occurred over this period (1979-1998). The role of acid deposition as a driving factor for change in water chemistry in the Galloway lochs has been affected by other variables, in particular factors related to climatic variation. 
Link to Project(s): RECOVER:2010 Predicting recovery in acidified freshwaters by the year 2010 and beyond
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/06/2007

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