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Foreshore vegetation in the Peel-Harvey Estuary: changes since the opening of the Dawesville Channel : a report prepared for the Water and Rivers Commission

Calvert, T., Kobryn, H. and McComb, A. (2002) Foreshore vegetation in the Peel-Harvey Estuary: changes since the opening of the Dawesville Channel : a report prepared for the Water and Rivers Commission. School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Abstract

The Dawesville channel was constructed in April 1994, as part of a management plan to control eutrophication. With increased exchange between the nutrient-rich waters of the estuary and the nutrient-poor waters of the Indian Ocean there was considerable speculation as to the effects of altered water exchange on inundation, salinity, sedimentation and erosion. The work described here examined a number of estuarine characteristics in relation to meteorological factors and geomorphology at ten foreshore sites between April 2001 and March 2002. Comparisons were made between pre and post channel estuary conditions, and vegetation zonation examined .

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/25040
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