Identifying sediment sources in the sediment TMDL process

By: , and 

Links

Abstract

Sediment is an important pollutant contributing to aquatic-habitat degradation in many waterways of the United States. This paper discusses the application of sediment budgets in conjunction with sediment fingerprinting as tools to determine the sources of sediment in impaired waterways. These approaches complement monitoring, assessment, and modeling of sediment erosion, transport, and storage in watersheds. Combining the sediment fingerprinting and sediment budget approaches can help determine specific adaptive management plans and techniques applied to targeting hot spots or areas of high erosion.

Additional publication details

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Identifying sediment sources in the sediment TMDL process
Year Published 2015
Language English
Contributing office(s) Maryland Water Science Center
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 3rd Joint Federal Interagency Conference (10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference)
First page 1983
Last page 1991
Conference Title Proceedings of the 3rd Joint Federal Interagency Conference (10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference)
Conference Location Reno, VA
Conference Date April 19-23, 2015