The effect of saline water disposal: Implications for monitoring programs and management

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dc.contributor.author Kefford, Ben en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:19:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:19:49Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006172 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kefford Benjamin 2000, 'The effect of saline water disposal: Implications for monitoring programs and management', Kluwer Academic Publ, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 313-327. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0167-6369 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13215
dc.description.abstract In an effort to combat rising groundwater tables and expanding saline lakes, saline water has been disposed of into the aquatic environment, despite there being little information as to the environmental effects. Monitoring of the effect of saline lake water disposal on aquatic macroinvertebrates and water quality was conducted in the Barwon River, south west Victoria, Australia, in association with toxicity tests. The disposal of saline lake water was associated with changes in macroinvertebrate community structure. Contrary to expectations, increases in electrical conductivity (a measure of salinity) was not the only water quality parameter associated with saline water disposal. An experiment was conducted where the toxicity of saline lake water was compared to that of a prepared solution of the same electrical conductivity. Toxicity was greater in the saline lake water than the prepared solution. The results suggest that saline water disposal is impacting on macroinvertebrate fauna but electrical conductivity is not the only factor responsible. These results have consequences for both management of aquatic resources and for monitoring programs which are discussed. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publ en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1006201512469 en_US
dc.title The effect of saline water disposal: Implications for monitoring programs and management en_US
dc.parent Environmental Monitoring and Assessment en_US
dc.journal.volume 63 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Dordrecht en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 313 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 327 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050206 en_US
dc.personcode 109859 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Monitoring en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000087592000003 en_US
dc.description.keywords Daphnia carinata; Lake Colac; Lough Calvert; nutrients; salinity en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109859 en_US


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