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Main Title Riparian buffer width, vegetative cover, and nitrogen removal effectiveness : a review of current science and regulations /
Author Mayer, Paul M. ; Mayer, P. M. ; Reynolds, S. K. ; Canfield, T. J. ; McCutchen, M. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Reynolds, Steven K.
Canfield, Timothy J.
McCutchen, Marshall D.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;East Central Oklahoma State Univ., Ada.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/600/R-05/118; EPA/600/R-054/1182
Stock Number PB2006-113228
OCLC Number 66528010
Subjects Riparian ecology--Research ; Denitrification ; Eutrophication--Prevention ; Water quality management
Additional Subjects Riparian zones ; Vegetated region ; Nitrogen removal ; Denitrification ; Streams ; Wetlands ; Riparian buffers ; Effectiveness ; Literature review ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA-600-R-05-118 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/21/2006
EJBD  EPA 600/R-05/118 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/29/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/R-05/118 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/R-05/118 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/28/2006
EMBM  ######## NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/28/2006
ERAD  EPA 600/R-05-118 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-R-05-118 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/07/2006
NTIS  PB2006-113228 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 26 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The goal of this report is to synthesize the existing scientific literature on the effectiveness of riparian buffers to improve water quality through their inherent ability to process and remove excess anthropogenic nitrogen from surface and ground waters. Due to this ability, riparian buffers often are employed as an environmental management tool by resource management agencies. Despite significant research effort toward understanding the ecological functions of riparian buffers, there remains no consensus for what constitutes optimal riparian buffer design or proper buffer width to achieve maximum nitrogen removal effectiveness. This report does not provide a one-size-fits-all recommendation for such a design or width but rather attempts to identify generalizations and trends extracted from published literature that will aid managers in making decisions about establishing, maintaining, or restoring riparian buffers in watersheds of concern. Although, buffer width stands out as one factor influencing the capacity for buffers to remove nitrogen, numerous other factors described herein play significant roles that must be understood before employing riparian buffers as part of a comprehensive watershed management plan.
"October 2005." Not distributed to depository libraries. Includes bibliographical references (pages 19-23). EPA/600/R-05/118.