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Estimated Nitrogen and Phosphorus Input to Fish Creek Watershed, Teton County, Wyoming, 2009-15


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Sando, Roy, and Eddy-Miller, C.A., 2017, Estimated nitrogen and phosphorus input to Fish Creek Watershed, Teton County, Wyoming, 2009-15: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, are essential for plant and animal growth and nourishment, but the overabundance of bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus in water can cause adverse health and ecological effects. It is generally accepted that major increases in the primary production of surface-water bodies due to high inputs of nutrients is now the most important polluting effect in surface water in the developed world. The Fish Creek watershed is located along the southwestern margin of the city of Jackson Hole. Fish Creek is an important water body because it is used for irrigation, fishing, recreation, and adds scenic value to the Jackson Hole properties it flows through. Recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) studies indicated [...]

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The data were collected to characterize and compare sources of nutrient inputs to Fish Creek Watershed, Teton County, Wyoming. The data represent the total estimated contribution of nutrients from each source without considering any natural or anthropogenic fixation or mitigation. The ultimate purpose of this dataset is to guide further research and mitigation efforts in Fish Creek Watershed.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F73X84VR

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