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Main Title Felton-Herron Creek, Mill Creek, Michigan; Summary Pilot Watershed Report.
Author Bahr, Thomas G. ; Burton, Thomas ; Hook, James ; Tesar, Milo ; Przybyla, John ;
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. of Water Research.;International Joint Commission-United States and Canada, Windsor (Ontario). Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Office of Water Research and Technology, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-R005143-01; OWRT-A-039-MICH ;OWRT-B-091-MICH; IJC/PLUARG-79/12;
Stock Number PB-296 843
Additional Subjects Land use ; Watersheds ; Great Lakes ; Water pollution abatement ; Mill Creek ; Felton-Herron Creek ; Monitoring ; Sewage disposal ; Pesticides ; Farm crops ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Vegetation ; Selection ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Fruit crops ; Forest land ; Maple trees ; Pesticides ; Michigan ; International Field Year for the Great Lakes ; Nonpoint sources ; Sewage irrigation ; Tributaries
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-296 843 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59p
This document summarizes the findings from studies of two small Michigan sub-watersheds; Felton-Herron Creek, a sub-watershed which was utilized to investigate land drainage from a liquid waste disposal area and Mill Creek which was representative of a large fruit growing area. Land application (spray irrigation) of secondary effluent to old fields with various management practices, cultivated row crops and hardwood forest in the Felton-Herron watershed was monitored. Particular emphasis was placed on nitrate and total phosphorus. Proper selection of vegetation, irrigation rate and harvest management minimized nitrogen and phosphorus discharges. Sugar maple forests are inefficient for removing nitrogen from wastewater. Mill Creek was monitored particularly for 57 pesticides and suspended solids to determine pesticide input from tributaries and changes in pesticides content as the creek changes from agricultural to urban land use. With this information scientists evaluated the pesticide and sediment mass leaving the watershed. Though suspended sediment leaving the watershed is not a serious problem considered alone, transport of pesticides is closely tied with sediment movement. Measures to control sediment should control chlorinated hydrocarbons movement.