Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Retention of Riverine Sediment and Nutrient Loads by Coastal Plain Floodplains

Dates

Year
2009

Citation

Noe, Gregory, and Hupp, Cliff, 2009, Retention of Riverine Sediment and Nutrient Loads by Coastal Plain Floodplains: Ecosystems, v. 12, iss. 5, p. 728-746.

Summary

Despite the frequent citation of wetlands as effective regulators of water quality, few quantitative estimates exist for their cumulative retention of the annual river loads of nutrients or sediments. Here we report measurements of sediment accretion and associated carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus accumulation as sedimentation over feldspar marker horizons placed on floodplains of the non-tidal, freshwater Coastal Plain reaches of seven rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA. We then scale these accumulation rates to the entire extent of non-tidal floodplain in the Coastal Plain of each river, defined as riparian area extending from the Fall Line to the upper limit of tidal influence, and compare them to annual river loads. Floodplains [...]

Contacts

Communities

  • USGS National Research Program

Tags

Categories
Types

Provenance

Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 12:49:35 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Vegetation and Hydrogeomorphic Relations.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd333d">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd333d</a>

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10021-009-9253-5

Citation Extension

journalEcosystems
parts
typePages
value728-746
typeVolume
value12
typeIssue
value5
citationTypeJournal Article

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...