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dc.contributor.authorBradshaw, J. Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorRadcliffe, David E.
dc.contributor.authorLichtenstein, Karin
dc.contributor.authorBakker, Mark
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Rhett
dc.contributor.authorMarkewitz, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorRisse, L. Mark
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-09T12:12:01Z
dc.date.available2013-06-09T12:12:01Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47354
dc.description.abstractIn Georgia, over 600 stream segments are scheduled for TMDL development due designated use. Seventy-seven stream segments are listed for excessive sediment. The state does not have quantitative standards for the regulation of sediment concentration. The development of sediment yields using appropriate reference streams with minimum development may be a way to determine what the maximum daily sediment loading should be for impaired streams. This study was initiated to compare water quality in six streams with differing land use. This paper focuses on suspended sediment comparisons among the six streams. Two streams drain areas that are entirely forested and these represent reference streams for the purpose of this study. Two streams drain areas that are predominately agricultural (one dairy and the other a combination of poultry and cattle), and two streams drain areas that are in subdivisions with septic systems. Suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) and stream stage were measured during base flow and storm flow conditions. Annual sediment and water yields were calculated and for each stream for the years 2003 and 2004. Average SSC ranged from 155 to 720 mg/L and was lowest in one of the forested steams and highest in the dairy stream. Sediment yield ranged from 0.91 to 10.11 Mg/ha/yr and was lowest in one of the forested steams and highest in the dairy stream. In general, the forested streams had the lowest sediment yields, the agricultural watersheds had the highest sediment yields, and the suburban streams were intermediate.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Watershed protectionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectSedimenten_US
dc.titleLand use effects on suspended sediment yield in six small Georgia watershedsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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