Contribution of Leaf Litter to Nutrient Export during Winter Months in an Urban Residential Watershed.

@article{Bratt2017ContributionOL,
  title={Contribution of Leaf Litter to Nutrient Export during Winter Months in an Urban Residential Watershed.},
  author={Anika R Bratt and Jacques C Finlay and Sarah E Hobbie and Benjamin D Janke and Adam C Worm and Kathrine L Kemmitt},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={3138-3147}
}
Identification of nonpoint sources of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in urban systems is imperative to improving water quality and better managing eutrophication. Winter contributions and sources of annual N and P loads from urban watersheds are poorly characterized in northern cities because monitoring is often limited to warm-weather periods. To determine the winter export of N and P, we monitored stormwater outflow in a residential watershed in Saint Paul, Minnesota during 2012-2014. Our… CONTINUE READING