A Guide for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint Source Sediment Loads: Where to Treat?

by Jerry M. Bernard, USDA-Soil Conservation Service, Washington, United States,
Thomas A. Iivari, USDA-Soil Conservation Service, Washington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: The authors present a simplified guide to decide where to expend money and efforts to reduce sediment loads that cause water quality problems. This guide is intended for resource managers and decision makers who have responsibilities for administering nonpoint source pollution control programs. The guide encompasses the early logical thinking process for deciding the best combination of management practices and at what locations that would be most effective in reducing the water quality damaging effects of sediment.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Nonpoint pollution | Quality control | Water resources | Water pollution | Water conservation | Sediment loads

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