Evaluation of flooding scenarios for riverine pastures along the river Dinkel, the Netherlands

P.W.F.M. Hommel, G.H.P. Dirkx, A.H. Prins, H.P. Wolfert, J.G. Vrielink

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    Abstract

    On relatively high natural levees in the Dinkel valley a specific type of grassland is found: the Diantho-Armerietum (Dinkel pastures). This plant community is best developed on dry, nutrient-poor, sandy and relatively young soils. Occasional floodingis essential to the conservation and restoration of Dinkel pastures. The altitude above the bankful discharge water-level is of great importance. The lower zone is strongly influenced by the nutrient-rich surface water, the higher zones are vulnerable tosoil acidification. Maintaining the current flooding frequency is favourable to the conservation of existing Dinkel pastures; a higher frequency favours the development of new ones.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScenario studies for the rural environment : selected and edited proceedings of the symposium scenario studies for the rural environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12 - 15 September 1994
    EditorsJ.T.H. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas
    Pages555-559
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

    Keywords

    • grasslands
    • meadows
    • pastures
    • plant communities
    • rehabilitation
    • nature development
    • brook valleys
    • overijssel
    • twente

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    Hommel, P. W. F. M., Dirkx, G. H. P., Prins, A. H., Wolfert, H. P., & Vrielink, J. G. (1995). Evaluation of flooding scenarios for riverine pastures along the river Dinkel, the Netherlands. In J. T. H. Schoute, P. A. Finke, & F. R. Veeneklaas (Eds.), Scenario studies for the rural environment : selected and edited proceedings of the symposium scenario studies for the rural environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12 - 15 September 1994 (pp. 555-559)