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Application of manure nutrients generated by grazing cattle to grazing land within the Pacific drainages of the United States, 2012

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2012
End Date
2012

Citation

Wise, D.R., 2019, Application of manure nutrients generated by grazing cattle to grazing land within the Pacific drainages of the United States, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RCPKPC.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing SPARROW models (SPAtially Related Regressions On Watershed Attributes) to assess the transport of contaminants (e.g., nutrients) through the Pacific drainages of the United States (the Columbia River basin; the coastal drainages of Washington, Oregon, and California; the Klamath River basin; the Central Valley of California, and the west slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains). SPARROW relates instream water quality measurements to spatially referenced characteristics of watersheds, including contaminant sources and the factors influencing terrestrial and aquatic transport. Cattle manure applied to grazing land is a potential source of nutrients delivered to streams. The spatial data [...]

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Point of Contact :
Daniel Wise
Originator :
Daniel Wise
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Oregon Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

Purpose

The purpose of this data set is to provide water-quality and land management analysts with a tool for assessing the importance of livestock manure as a source of nutrients in the Pacific drainages of the United States. There is no existing data set that includes this information and this new dataset could be useful in watershed modeling, as well as other types of water-quality and land management analyses, in the western United States.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9RCPKPC

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