volume 40, issue 6, P1258-1268 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.01.016
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Micaela E. Ellison, Michael T. Brett

Abstract: Using total phosphorus concentrations to estimate eutrophication risk is problematic for management purposes, as only some forms of phosphorus are biologically available for phytoplankton growth. This study estimated the bioavailability of particulate phosphorus, in forested, urban, agricultural (i.e. dairy farm) and mixed land cover streams. Sixteen stream sites were sampled during base and storm flow conditions and the following parameters were determined: total suspended solids, total phosphorus, total diss…

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