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Using turbidity measurements to estimate phosphorus and sediment flux in a Great Lakes Coastal Marsh, in Ohio

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Publication Date
Start Date
2010
End Date
2012

Citation

Baustian, J.J., Kowalski, K.P., and Czayka, A., 2019, Using turbidity measurements to estimate phosphorus and sediment flux in a Great Lakes Coastal Marsh, in Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HCC5JN.

Summary

Great Lakes coastal marshes have the potential to filter water coming off of the landscape and remove sediments and nutrients before they reach the lakes. However, this ability has largely been neutralized as vast areas of coastal wetlands have been isolated behind dikes; while at the same time the Great Lakes continue to suffer from excess phosphorus loading. In this study we used high-frequency measurements of discharge and turbidity to estimate sediment and phosphorus retention in a formerly diked coastal wetland. We found sediment and phosphorus retention to be episodic and highly related to fluctuations in water level. Low water levels in Lake Erie in late 2012 resulted in low retention in the wetland, but as water levels rose [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Michael R Eggleston
Originator :
Joseph J Baustian, Kurt P Kowalski, Alex M Czayka
Metadata Contact :
Michael R Eggleston
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

Data were collected in order to construct a simple linear regression model relating Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids concentrations to average turbidity measurements. Additionally, to estimate the amount of total phosphorus retained within a coastal wetland over time.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9HCC5JN

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