Throughout the project monitoring
was carried out to establish the effects of the various
In order to monitor the effects of
the maintenance measures, the way in which the habitat
elements develop werr documented throughout the project.
Throughout the project detailed records
were kept of birds observed in the area, in order to
monitor whether the measures being taken are having
the desired positive effect on numbers.
the monitoring reports.
The chemistry of the areas of standing
water was regularly checked in order to monitor the
effects of the dam construction works on water quality.
In addition, automatic water level gauges continuously
recorded any fluctuations in water level.
At the beginning and end of the LIFE
project, oblique aerial photographs and orthochromatic
pictures werer taken for documentary purposes. This
provided a detailed record of landscape changes which
occurred in the course of the project.