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Sources and fate of nitrate in the Illinois River Basin, Illinois

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Sources and fate of nitrate in the Illinois River Basin, Illinois; 2008; Article; Journal; Journal of Hydrology; Panno, S. V.; Kelly, W. R.; Hackley, K. C.; Hwang, H. -H.; Martinsek, A. T.

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We conducted a two-year investigation into the sources and fate of nitrate (NO3-) in the Illinois River from the Chicago area to the river's confluence with the Mississippi River. Samples from waterways in the Chicago area (Des Plaines River and the Sanitary and Ship Canal) had relatively high concentrations of nitrogen (N) species and NO3- isotopic compositions indicative of treated wastewater (TWW). Downstream of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, NO3- in tributaries discharging to the Illinois River primarily comes from tiles draining row crops. Nitrate isotopic signatures from these tributaries as well as drain tiles were indicative of synthetic fertilizer and/or soil organic matter (SOM) at various stages of denitrification. Nitrate-N [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.06.027
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