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Praktijkproef onderwaterdrains Wormer- en Jisperveld

Authors
  • Pleijter, Matheijs
  • Smolders, A.J.P.
  • Turlings, L.G.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Source
Wageningen University and Researchcenter Publications
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Language
Dutch
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Abstract

Due to grassland evapotranspiration groundwater levels can be lowered decimeters below ditch water<br/>level. Use of submerged drains reduces the lowering of groundwater levels and so peat oxidation and<br/>subsidence and CO2 and N2O emissions. Submerged drains proved to increase the bearing capacity,<br/>however, also the penetration resistance for a meadowbird beak increased. The capacity to capture<br/>rain shower events increased. Groundwater and ditch water quality slightly improved. The infiltration<br/>of ditch water increased considerably, however, was less than expected. Probably this is caused by a<br/>hindered infiltration into the drain by sludge in the ditch. The use of a collector drain to regulate the<br/>inlet is recommended.

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