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Methods for Evaluating Wetland Condition: #17 Land-Use Characterization for Nutrient and Sediment Risk Assessment

EPA Number: 822R02025
Date of Publication:March, 2002
Pages:17
Audienceteachers, concerned citizens, industry

Available from:
WEBhttp://www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/wetlands/17LandUse.pdf
A rapid and inexpensive assessment of the land use around a wetland and its implications for nutrient and sediment inputs can be made using readily available maps and aerial photographs, including county soil maps, USGS quadrangle maps, land-use maps, and aerial photographs. More...

Keywords:
Sediment Risk Assessment
Land Use
Evaluating Wetlands
Nutrient Risk Assessment
Nutrient
Sediment
Map Interpretation
Aerial Photographs
Watershed
Drainage Basins
Delimiting
Nutrient Loading


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