UPPLAGRING OCH UTTRANSPORT AV FÖRORENINGAR FRÅN EN SYDSVENSK RECIPIENT- EN UNDERSÖKNING AV HÖJE Å / Deposition and Out-transport of Pollutants from a Recipient in south Sweden – A Study of the River Höje å
The present study shows that a substantial part of the pollutants transported in a river reach is deposited in the sediments (14-47 %). Especially a large part of the transported heavy metals copper, zinc and lead seem to be deposited (47 % for zinc). Mass-balance studies of different pollutants are verified by sediment samples. The results of the present study can be used to estimate changes in future deposition due to changes in the river reach, e.g. extending floodplain areas.