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Impact of an extreme rainfall event on solute and sediment dynamics in a mineralised river system

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The proposed research relates to quantifying the changes in spatial and temporal metal dynamics in an upland mineralised catchment, following the flash flooding from intense rainfall (FFIR) event of 5 - 6 December 2015. The research, which will focus on the Coledale Beck, Cumbria, will simultaneously investigate the resilience of a flagship mine water treatment system, at the head of the valley, to such extreme rainfall events. Having conducted research at this site for the past 4 years, we have a comprehensive metal flux dataset for the Coledale Beck, across a variety of hydrological conditions, and are therefore uniquely positioned to quantify the changes in sediment and water quality, and metal flux, immediately following the event and over the short- to medium-term.

Type of Project Project
Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Natural Environment Research Council
Value £3,374.00
Project Dates Mar 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

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