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Main Title Contribution of Developed and Natural Marshland Soils to Surface and Subsurface Water Quality.
Author Isirima, N. O. ; Keene, D. R. ;
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number WIS-WRC-73-09; DI-14-31-0001-3850; OWRR-A-049-WIS; 02327,; A-049-WIS(1)
Stock Number PB-226 071
Additional Subjects Swamps ; Nutrients ; Soil chemistry ; Lake Wingra ; Wisconsin ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Water quality ; Organic soils ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-226 071 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 36p
Preliminary qualitative estimates of the role of natural and developed marshland soils as a nitrogen or phosphorus source or sink were obtained by a limited ground and surface water survey of a marsh adjacent to Lake Wingra, near Madison, Wisconsin and by laboratory investigations of nitrogen and phosphorus transformations in soil samples from this marsh and from an acid bog in northern Wisconsin. Results are presented on the rates and pathways of these transformations. The results indicate that the marsh does not act as a significant nutrient sink. Thus while removal of the marsh by draining or filling might result in more N and P entering the lake, its presence does not appear to be a factor in lowering lake productivity. Nutrient input into the lake probably could be lowered by discharging storm sewers on mineral soil rather than on the marsh.