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Identification of priority management areas in the Avon River Watershed

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Title: Identification of priority management areas in the Avon River Watershed
Author: Coleman, Dell E.
Abstract: Since the inception of the Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group (PLUARG) studies in 1973, efforts have been made to determine the nature, extent and importance of rural non-point pollution sources. Early work focused on the entire Great Lakes [1] or a small number of representative watersheds [2]. This report outlines the methodology and results of an intensive study specifically geared toward the requirements of resource management agencies. It presents a non-point pollution screening methodology valid at regional scales and presents results identifying particular problem areas and estimates of the magnitude of pollution reduction under a number of possible management strategies. This report provides an indication of the amounts of sediment and total phosphorus produced by rural contributors and the locations, soils, slopes and land uses responsible for their production. In addition, several management practices are investigated as to their impact upon loadings of sediment and phosphorus to the Avon River.
Date: 1982
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Rights Holder: Queen's Printer for Ontario

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