Ecological Mapping Project Launched by Statkraft
Statkraft is to begin field research in the spring to study the ecology downstream of the Viforsens power plant in Sweden. Together with other stakeholders, Statkraft is aiming to evaluate how the physical conditions, such as water flow and bottom structure, affect the ecology of the area. The project will also help identify the biological status, such as the density of different fish species, and to identify measures to improve the ecological status of the area.
The project was prompted following an incident in August 2013, when the company made an unintentional breach in the regulation downriver from the Viforsens power plant. The research will begin in the spring and continue throughout 2014. Results will then be presented by early 2015.
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