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Main Title Agricultural NPS Control of Phosphorus in the New York State, Lake Ontario Basin. Volume 1. Delivery of Phosphorus to Lake Ontario from Cultivated Mucklands in Oak Orchard Creek Watershed.
Author Longabucco, P. ; Rafferty, M. R. ;
CORP Author New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Albany. Div. of Water.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Publisher Feb 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-R005725-01; EPA/905/9-91/006A ; GL-06A/91
Stock Number PB93-128015
Additional Subjects Phosphorous ; Agricultural runoff ; Lake Ontario ; Watershed management ; New York ; Nonpoint sources ; Sediments ; Pesticide residues ; Water chemistry ; Nutrient removal ; Oak Orchard Creek Watershed ; Muck soils
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NTIS  PB93-128015 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 72p
Cultivated mucklands in western New York State were investigated as a nonpoint source of phosphorus to Lake Ontario. The 70,500-ha Oak Orchard Creek watershed, which drains to Lake Ontario, was selected for the study area. It is located in Genesee and Orleans Counties, New York, and contains 3250 ha of heavily fertilized muck cropland on which predominantly vegetable crops are grown. The creek was monitored at several sites from May 1984 through April 1985 to determine the role of the mucklands in annual phosphorus loading to the lake. At an upstream site which drained approximately 10,200 ha, including the majority of the muck cropland, the creek load was 18,000 kg of total phosphorus with 75 percent of it as dissolved reactive phosphorus.