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Övergödningen av Uttersjöträsket: Åtgärdsförslag baserade på data från Skellefteå kommun och egna vattenprovtagningar
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Eutrophication of Uttersjöträsket : Proposal for action based on data from Skellefteå and own water samples (English)
Abstract [en]

Eutrophication is a global environmental problem, which in Sweden is predominantly in the south of Sweden where there are large agricultural areas. Skellefteå is a small town on the northern coast which has eleven water bodies classified as “poor ecological status” of which Uttersjöträsket is one of them according to the water authorities. Uttersjöträsket has a requirement to achieve good ecological status by 2021. Uttersjöträsket’s agriculture land is from at least 1716 according to historical maps. To be able to restore a eutrophic lake the source of the phosphorus load must be identified.To determine the natural state for Uttersjöträsket the sediment record could be studied. For example, earlier studies have been made in Kassjön in Umeå were they conclude that the beginning of the agriculture area started in the 12th century, which means that Uttersjöträsket could have had agriculture land since before 1716. The municipality of Skellefteå made contact with residents in the area who formed a water group to work towards achieving the goal by 2021. This report will form the basis for the water group to take appropriate measures to reduce the bloom of cyanobacteria and to achieve good ecological status. The conclusions of this report are based on analysis of data and results from previous studies of eutrophic lakes. Many different methods must be done to have a long-lasting impact and to achieve good ecological status in Uttersjöträsket. The focus of the actions should be on the ditch between Yttersjön and Uttersjöträsket as the highest phosphorus load is in that catchment.

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Keyword [en]
Eutrophication, agriculture, lake restoration, biomanipulation, Lake Ringsjon
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123300OAI: diva2:944819
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Skellefteå kommun
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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