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Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Agricultural Nutrient Transport in a Great Lakes Clay Plain System

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dc.contributor.advisor Levison, Jana
dc.contributor.author Mackie, Ceilidh
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-28T18:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-28T18:38:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-08
dc.date.created 2019-08-16
dc.date.issued 2019-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16959
dc.description.abstract Agricultural nutrient contamination is a serious concern for surface and groundwater quality within the Great Lakes Basin (GLB). A year-long field-based watershed-scale study was executed to investigate the spatiotemporal evolution of phosphorus and nitrate in surface and subsurface pathways in an agriculturally-dominated clay plain system within the GLB. Samples from were analyzed for total, total dissolved, soluble reactive, and particulate phosphorus, and nitrate-N to examine the dynamics of key hydrological pathways for transport of agriculturally-derived nutrients in this system. Surface runoff and tile drains were the dominant transport pathways in the watershed, while groundwater was not considered to be a significant contributor of nutrients to the stream. No distinct relationship was observed between nutrient concentrations in the hyporheic zone and the hydrologic connection between groundwater and surface water. The results of this research are imperative for refining and executing nutrient management strategies and agricultural best management practices in the basin. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Phosphorus en_US
dc.subject Nitrogen en_US
dc.subject Nutrient transport en_US
dc.subject Groundwater-surface water interactions en_US
dc.subject Great Lakes Basin en_US
dc.title Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Agricultural Nutrient Transport 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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