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Implications of land disturbance on drinking water treatability in a changing climate: Demonstrating the need for source water supply and protection strategies.

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MB Emelko, U Silins, KD Bladon, and M Stone, 2011, Implications of land disturbance on drinking water treatability in a changing climate: Demonstrating the need for source water supply and protection strategies.: Water Research 45, no. 2 (2011): 461-472.

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Synopsis: Large scale natural disturbances from wildfire and severe insect infestations can significantly impact water quality downstream of forested headwaters. Forest fires impact water quality due to sediment input of the ash and soot and by chemical changes to surface and groundwater. This has recently been extensively studied in southwestern Alberta, after the “Lost Creek” wildfire of 2003. Four years of comprehensive hydrology and water quality data from seven watersheds were evaluated and synthesized to assess the implications of wildfire and post-fire intervention (salvage logging) on downstream drinking water treatment. Burned and unburned reference watersheds were examined by the authors. Far more contaminants of concern [...]

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  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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journalWater Research 45, no. 2 (2011): 461-472
citationTypeJournal Article

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