Ecological continuity


Updated on 04/07/2018
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La continuité écologique
Définition
Sens commun

For a river, to ensure the free movement of species (in particular fishes) and the smooth flow of sediments.

Source
according to Loire-Bretagne Water Agency and IOWater
Sens technique

Is defined by the free circulation of biological species and good flow of natural river sediment transport. The concept of ecological continuity did not take sediment transport into account until the Water Act of 2006.

Source
according to AFB
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Documents de référence
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.