Effects of watershed configuration and composition on downstream lake water quality.

@article{Gmesi2011EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of watershed configuration and composition on downstream lake water quality.},
  author={Zsolt G{\'e}mesi and John A. Downing and Richard M. Cruse and Paul F. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={517-27}
}
We evaluated the relationships between landscape characteristics and lake water quality in receiving waters by regressing four water quality responses on landscape variables that were measured for whole watersheds and three different buffer distances (30, 60, and 120 m). Classical percolation theory was used to conceptualize nutrient pathways and to explain nonlinear responses. The response variables were total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), and Secchi transparency… CONTINUE READING