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Agricultural Nutrient Transport Through Various Water Pathways in a Great Lakes Clay Plain System

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dc.contributor.advisor Levison, Jana
dc.contributor.advisor Binns, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Rixon, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T17:35:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T17:35:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-08
dc.date.created 2018-08-21
dc.date.issued 2018-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14151
dc.description.abstract Nutrient imbalance in groundwater and surface water can have severe implications on human and aquatic life, including contamination of drinking water sources and the degradation of ecosystems. A field-based watershed-scale study was completed to investigate nutrient dynamics and hydrologic processes in an agriculturally-dominant clay plain system within the Great Lakes Basin. Spatial and temporal variations of nitrogen and phosphorus were examined by sampling groundwater and surface water over one year (May 2017 to May 2018) for nutrients including nitrate, soluble reactive phosphorus, total dissolved phosphorus and total reactive phosphorus. Nitrate transport to surface water was intensified with an increase in precipitation events in spring and early winter and phosphorus transport to surface water was increased during freeze-thaw cycles in the winter. The results are pertinent to the improvement of current nutrient and water management policies in clay plain systems where nutrient imbalances in surface water are a concern. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the School of Engineering en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Nutrient transport en_US
dc.subject Great Lakes Basin en_US
dc.subject Groundwater quality en_US
dc.subject Surface water quality en_US
dc.title Agricultural Nutrient Transport Through Various Water Pathways in a Great Lakes Clay Plain System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US


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