Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regulations

Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regulations

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Mayer et al. 2005_EPA_Riparian Buffer Width Vegetative Cover and N Removal Effectiveness-A Review of Current Science and Regulations.pdf

Mayer, P. M., Reynolds, Jr., S. K., McCutchen, M. D., Canfield, T. J. 2005. Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regulations: EPA/600/R-05/118. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research & Development, National Risk Management Lab, Cincinnati, OH.

Literature review, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Pollutant reduction, Regulatory, Riparian buffer, Vegetation, Vegetative cover, Water quality, Watershed/stormwater plan, Wetlands, Meta-analysis, Pollutant removal efficiency

This report summarizes the state of the science on the nitrogen removal effectiveness of riparian buffers. It includes a synthesis of published reviews on buffer effectiveness, a meta-analysis of the literature, and recommendations based on federal/state regulations and the scientific literature reviewed.

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