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Joint summary technical report: Streambank erosion in the Great Lakes Basin

Show simple item record Knap, Katherine M. Mildner, William F.
dc.coverage.spatial Great Lakes Basin 2018-12-04T15:29:28Z 2018-12-04T15:29:28Z 1978 1978-06
dc.description.abstract The main objectives of the Canadian Streambank Erosion Study were to gain a better understanding of bank recession mechanisms and to characterize and quantify the material eroded on a representative number of sites such that actual contributions of sediment to study basins might be calculated. An intermediate goal of the research was to determine if, from their characteristics, the amounts of sediment produced from streambank erosion could be predicted. Evaluation and analyses of on-site erosion in the study watersheds also afforded a picture of the seasonality of streambank erosion and land management practices associated with problem areas. Lastly, it was projected that data obtained on the study watersheds could be extended to give rough estimates of the contribution by streambank erosion in the Canadian portion of the Basin to sediment and nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes. The objectives of the U.S. study were to evaluate the effect of material eroded from riverbanks on water quality of the Great Lakes, to determine measures for riverbank protection and the cost of such a program.
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
dc.description.sponsorship U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Basin Commission
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher International Joint Commission
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dc.subject watershed
dc.subject agriculture
dc.subject streambank erosion
dc.subject sediment yield rate
dc.title Joint summary technical report: Streambank erosion in the Great Lakes Basin
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder International Joint Commission
dc.contributor.affiliation Conservation Authorities Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
dc.contributor.affiliation Soil Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
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