Hydrological monitoring at peat swamp forest, Ayer Hitam forest reserve, Johor, Malaysia for forest conservation

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Authors: 
Siti Aisah Shamsuddin, Ibharim Hasim, Mohd Muflif Mohd Rodzi and Hafizi Mohd Jaafar
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
Venue: 
Kuching
Year: 
2016
Keywords: 
water quality, restoration, water level

Summary:

 

SUMMARY

The quick hydrological assessment was carried at peat swamp area of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve (N), Johor. This preliminary study at the site is part of the component that will be included in the management and conservation of the forest area as this is the only peat swamp forest left in this state. The observation was carried out in June 2015 for water quality and water level at 2 m below the surface. Basically the longer term monitoring is necessary to determine the fluctuation in water level in accordance to the monsoon seasons. The conservation...