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Effects of lawn fertilizer on nutrient concentration in runoff from lakeshore lawns, Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4130

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Abstract

Transport of nutrients (primarily forms of nitrogen and phosphorus) to lakes and resulting accelerated eutrophication are serious concerns for planners and managers of lakes in urban and developing suburban areas of the country. Runoff from urban land surfaces such as streets, lawns, and rooftops has been noted to contain high concentrations of nutrients; lawns and streets were the largest sources of phosphorus in residential areas (Waschbusch, Selbig and Bannerman, 1999). The cumulative contribution from many lawns to the amount of nutrients in lakes is not well understood and potentially could be a large part of the total nutrient contribution.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of lawn fertilizer on nutrient concentration in runoff from lakeshore lawns, Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2002-4130
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Lauderdale Lakes
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N