Journal article

Catchment-scale contribution of forest roads to stream exports of sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen

Gary J Sheridan, Philip J Noske

HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

The relative contribution of forest roads to total catchment exports of suspended sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen was estimated for a 13451 ha forested catchment in southeastern Australia. Instrumentation was installed for 1 year to quantify total in-stream exports of suspended sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen. In addition, a total of 101 road-stream crossings were mapped and characterized in detail within the catchment to identify the properties of the road section where the road network and the stream network intersect. Sediment and nutrient generation rates from different forest road types within the catchment were quantified using permanent instrumentation and rainfall simulation. S..

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