LTSER Zone Atelier Loire - Louroux Watershed - France

Basic Information
Site Name
LTSER Zone Atelier Loire - Louroux Watershed
Short name
ZAL_Louroux
Country
France
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Site Description
The 25 km² Louroux catchment is located in central France. It is a typical lowland, intensively cultivated catchment with an 11th century pond at its outlet. As in many similar environments, this catchment underwent large landscape changes since the second half of the 20th century: implementation of drainage systems, stream redesign and land reallocation. This resulted in changes in sediment transfer processes and in widespread morphological alterations of water bodies. There is still little combined knowledge on the intensity, processes & sources of sediments in these environments although these are necessary to implement efficient mitigation strategies. Long term sedimentation rates are studied through analysis of sediments accumulated in the pond. Current suspended sediment fluxes are monitored with a high frequency through five hydrosedimentary stations. Fingerprinting techniques are used to trace the origin of sediments.
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2020-10-30 10:10:02

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Agricultural runoff on Louroux Watershed (photo by Sébastien Salvador-Blanes)

Agricultural runoff on Louroux Watershed (photo by Sébastien Salvador-Blanes)

Measurements of water level and flow (photo by Sébastien Salvador-Blanes)

Measurements of water level and flow (photo by Sébastien Salvador-Blanes)

Geographic
Size
2500.00ha
Elevation (average)
106.00msl
Elevation (min)
95.00msl
Elevation (max)
128.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (LTER_FR_008_002)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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