Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Craig Coch Field Surveys Group meeting, Malvern February 1976: UWIST Paper 1. Water quality - R. Wye

Slater, Frederick Maurice 1976. Craig Coch Field Surveys Group meeting, Malvern February 1976: UWIST Paper 1. Water quality - R. Wye. [Project Report]. Cardiff: University of Wales Institute of Technology.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

The R. Wye, which is 250 km long and drains an area of 4183 km2, rises at Plynlimon (677m O.D.) in Powys, mid-Wales. The Wye catchment is most simply divided into two characteristic geological areas. In the upper catchment (above Erwood, see Table 2) the R. Wye drains generally impermeable Ordivician and Silurian sediments (41% of total catchment), principally mudstones and shales. Below Erwood the river drains mainly the Devonian Old Red Sandstone series (55% of the total catchment) (Fig. 1). A more detailed description of the geology of the Wye catchment is contained in ‘Survey of Water Resources and Demands’ (Wye River Authority, 1972). With the proposal to enlarge the Craig Goch Reservoir and regulate the discharge of the R. Wye a general programme of surveillance, designed to provide baseline data for water quality, fisheries (UWIST 1976b) and general ecology (UWIST 1976 d, f) of the R. Wye has been established by UWIST under contract to the Welsh National Water Development Authority.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Publisher: University of Wales Institute of Technology
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:36
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52445

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item