Impacts of Land-Cover Change on Suspended Sediment Transport in Two Agricultural Watersheds

Impacts of Land-Cover Change on Suspended Sediment Transport in Two Agricultural Watersheds

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Schilling, K., Isenhart, T., Palmer, J., Wolter, C., Spooner, J. 2011. Impacts of Land-Cover Change on Suspended Sediment Transport in Two Agricultural Watersheds. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Wiley-Blackwell Institutional, Hoboken, NJ. Volume 47, Number 4. Pages 672-686.
agriculture, impacts, Model, sediment, stream, Stormwater
Daily discharge and suspended sediment from two 5,000 ha watersheds in Iowa were monitored over 10 years to characterize water quality impacts, sediment sources, and conservation practices. Both watersheds demonstrated flashy hydrographs after rain events and exhibited incised channels. Models predicted reduced sediment loads post-conservation practice, but monitoring showed no significant difference between the two watersheds. However, there were differences in the sediment source for each watershed.

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