Sediment capture ponds in the Latvian State forests

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three sites in Latvia (2 in West Vidzeme and 1 in Kurzeme)
During last years the construction of the sediment capture ponds as a part of the drainage system has become a good practice measure in the forests managed by Latvian State Forests, therefore some of the environmental impacts of this measures has been monitored to justify its costs. The results indicate differences between monitoring sites set up on mineral or peatland soils as well as between different measured parameters. Additionally, it seems that the effectiveness of the measure depends on the skills and quality of the work carried out by professionals constructing the ponds.
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Kristina Veidemane, BEF
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Last updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Top