Ranking tributaries by water quality, then by diffuse nitrogen sources can help to determine which watersheds are high priority. High priority watersheds are those responsible for proportionally more nutrient and sediment inputs to receiving waters than other watersheds.

Steps to Identifying High Priority Tributaries

Ranking tributaries by water quality, then by diffuse nitrogen sources can help to determine which watersheds are high priority. High priority watersheds are those responsible for proportionally more nutrient and sediment inputs to receiving waters than other watersheds.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-11
AlbumHuman > Management/Restoration
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Publication2010 Trust Fund Water Quality Monitoring Strategy
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