Sediment and Nutrient Loads from Stream Corridor Erosion along Breached Millponds

Sediment and Nutrient Loads from Stream Corridor Erosion along Breached Millponds

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Merritts, D., Walter, R., Rahnis, M.A. 2010. Sediment and Nutrient Loads from Stream Corridor Erosion along Breached Millponds. Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. Pages 1-79
nutrients, sediment, stream, water quality
This report provides evidence that a process given little attention to date—stream corridor erosion from breached millpond reservoirs—is a substantial source of suspended (i.e., fine grained) sediments and nutrients within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Furthermore, the processes and rates of stream bank erosion documented here are not directly related to modern land use activity (e.g., storm water runoff from urban development), but rather to a series of land use activities that began centuries ago.

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