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The quality of our Nation’s water—Understanding the influence of nutrients on stream ecosystems in agricultural landscapes—supplemental data

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Publication Date
Start Date
2003
End Date
2009

Citation

Munn, M.D., 2018, The quality of our Nation’s water—Understanding the influence of nutrients on stream ecosystems in agricultural landscapes—supplemental data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QZ286J.

Summary

In the contiguous United States there are approximately 5 million kilometers of streams and rivers, which contain a diversity of aquatic species including microbes, aquatic vegetation (algae and plants), invertebrates, and fish, all of which play key roles in structuring the food web that sustains aquatic life, wildlife, and in some cases humans. Over the last 50 years, human actions have profoundly altered the natural input and cycling of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) through the environment and greatly increased the amount of nutrients transported to our streams, rivers, and estuaries. Although nutrients are essential for a healthy aquatic ecosystem, excess nutrients can affect aquatic and human health. Impacts to aquatic health [...]

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Point of Contact :
Mark D Munn
Originator :
Mark D Munn
Metadata Contact :
Mark D Munn
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Washington Water Science Center

Purpose

This report provides additional data used in a national study addressing nutrient effects on streams. These findings are relevant to local, state, regional, and national decision-makers involved in efforts to (1) better understand the influence of nutrients on agricultural streams, (2) develop nutrient criteria for streams and rivers, (3) reduce nutrients to streams and downstream receiving waters, and (4) develop tools for tracking nutrient and biological conditions following nutrient reduction strategies.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7QZ286J

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