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.
|Title of host publication||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|
|Editors||J.T.H. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- plant communities
- nature development
- brook valleys
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)