|Title||Patterns of flow variability: consideration for river regulation and salmon management|
The natural flow paradigm is based on the assumption that aquatic organisms have adapted to a range of flows. However, flow variability is currently not represented in water resource management in England and Wales. This thesis addresses the need to incorporate seasonal and inter annual flow variability in managing rivers for migratory salmonids.
This study explores the degree of inter- and intra-annual flow variability at different spatial and temporal scales across the UK, using a novel
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is in decline throughout most of its range, yet as a protected species legally requires measures to improve populations.
In light of the uncertainties and with the pressure on water resources set only to increase, it is essential that natural flow variability is understood and