Lawns as a Source of Nutrient Runoff in Urban Environments

Lawns as a Source of Nutrient Runoff in Urban Environments

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Steir, J., Soldat, D. 2011. Lawns as a Source of Nutrient Runoff in Urban Environments. Watershed Science Bulletin. CWP, Ellicott City, MD.
impervious, Management, nutrients, pollutant, turfgrass, urban
Data from small-plot and watershed-scale studies indicate that runoff is primarily limited to periods of frozen ground or saturated soils and that less than 5% of precipitation in a given year runs off-site. Properly developed and managed lawns can reduce overall runoff volume and nutrient losses.

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