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Application of the Universal Soil Loss Equation to the estimation of nonpoint sources of pollutant loadings to the Great Lakes

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Title: Application of the Universal Soil Loss Equation to the estimation of nonpoint sources of pollutant loadings to the Great Lakes
Author: Drynan, W. R.; Davis, M. J.
Abstract: This report describes the preliminary assessment of nonpoint sources of pollutant loadings to the Great Lakes using a computer model developed by the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) for the United States EPA based on the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). This model was also used to make a preliminary analysis of the feasibility of achieving reductions in nonpoint source phosphorus loads and estimates of the costs. The more comprehensive "overview model", based on the unit area loads developed from the PLUARG Task C pilot watershed studies and land characteristics in the basin was also developed to investigate cost- effective alternative programs for specific watersheds. The details of the latter model and its application are reported in another PLUARG Technical Report' -"Management Information Base and Overview Modelling" and the PLUARG Final Report 2 -"Environmental Management Strategy for the Great Lakes System".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14459
Date: 1978
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