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Recent progress in the development of a SPARROW model of sediment for the conterminous U.S.

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Recent progress in the development of a SPARROW model of sediment for the conterminous U.S.; 2003; Article; Conference publication; First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds: October 27-30, 2003; Schwarz, Gregory; Smith, Richard; Alexander, Richard; Gray, John

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Suspended sediment has long been recognized as an important contaminant affecting water resources. Besides its direct role in determining water clarity, bridge scour and reservoir storage, sediment serves as a vehicle for the transport of many binding contaminants, including nutrients, trace metals, semi- volatile organic compounds, and numerous pesticides (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2000a). Recent efforts to address water quality concerns through the TMDL process have identified sediment as the single most prevalent cause of impairment in the Nation’s streams and rivers (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2000b). Moreover, sediment has been identified as a medium for the transport and sequestration of organic carbon, playing [...]

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