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Studies of the agricultural contribution to nitrate enrichment of groundwater and the subsequent loading to surface waters - Part III: Mechanisms of runoff generation and nitrate flux to streams during runoff events

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dc.contributor.author Sklash, M. G.
dc.contributor.author Gillham, R. W.
dc.contributor.author Cherry, J. A.
dc.coverage.spatial Great Lakes Basin
dc.coverage.spatial Hillman Creek
dc.coverage.spatial Canagagigue Creek
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T15:29:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T15:29:23Z
dc.date.copyright 1978
dc.date.created 1978-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14499
dc.description.abstract This report presents the results of an investigation into the origin of nitrate in stream discharge during periods of high runoff following snowmelt or storm events. Studies were conducted in the Hillman Creek (PLUARG AG-13) and Canagagigue Creek (PLUARG AG-4) watersheds during the period from February to June of 1977. The primary objectives of the study were: (1) to separate the groundwater and overland flow contributions of nitrate to the streams during high runoff periods through the analyses of the stream hydrographs, (2) to evaluate the accuracy of the environmental isotope mass balance technique for separating the stream nitrate into its source components. In conjunction with these goals, two other aims of the study were: (1) to identify the nitrate sources during high runoff periods in order to plan remedial measures, (2) to establish criteria for the extrapolation of the study results to larger areas.
dc.description.sponsorship Agriculture Canada
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
dc.format pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher International Joint Commission
dc.relation.ispartofseries Task C (Canadian Section) - Activity 1, International Reference Group on Great Lakes Pollution from Land Use Activities, International Joint Commission
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dc.subject watershed
dc.subject nitrate
dc.subject stream discharge
dc.subject runoff
dc.subject environmental isotope mass balance technique
dc.subject storm runoff
dc.subject baseflow
dc.subject snowmelt
dc.title Studies of the agricultural contribution to nitrate enrichment of groundwater and the subsequent loading to surface waters - Part III: Mechanisms of runoff generation and nitrate flux to streams during runoff events
dc.title.alternative Final report, Project 14 Agricultural Watershed Studies
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder International Joint Commission
dc.contributor.affiliation Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo
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