Water quality links to freshwater fish and ecology which is increasingly being seen as a driver for peatland restoration. Peatland in good condition can improve water conditions, and most critically will help reduce the acidity of watercourses – vital for healthy river systems. Through our water quality monitoring we will gather baseline data on water quality indicators; pH, heavy metals, water colour and flow rate, this will help evidence the impact of peatland restoration and changes in management practices on water quality. This information will be studied as we develop our Land management decision making tool.

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