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Retention and transport of nutrients in a third-order stream in northwestern California; hyporheic processes

Ecology

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Abstract

Chloride and nitrate were coinjected into the surface waters of a third-order stream for 20 d to exmaine solute retention, and the fate of nitrate during subsurface transport. A series of wells (shallow pits) 0.5-10 m from the adjacent channel were sampled to estimate the lateral interflow of water. Two subsurface return flows beneath the wetted channel were also examined. Results indicated that the capacity of the hyporheic zone for transient solute storage and as potential biological habitat varies with channel morphology, bed roughness, and permeability. A conceptual model that considers the groundwater-stream water interface as the fluvial boundary is proposed. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Retention and transport of nutrients in a third-order stream in northwestern California; hyporheic processes
Series title:
Ecology
Volume
70
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ecology
First page:
1893
Last page:
1905