High pollutant removal efficacy of a large constructed wetland leads to receiving stream improvements.

  title={High pollutant removal efficacy of a large constructed wetland leads to receiving stream improvements.},
  author={Michael A. Mallin and Janie A. McAuliffe and Matthew R. McIver and Dave B. Mayes and Michael A. Hanson},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={41 6},
Hewletts Creek, in Wilmington, North Carolina, drains a large suburban watershed and as such is affected by high fecal bacteria loads and periodic algal blooms from nutrient loading. During 2007, a 3.1-ha wetland was constructed to treat stormwater runoff from a 238-ha watershed within the Hewletts Creek drainage. A rain event sampling program was performed in 2009-2010 to evaluate the efficacy of the wetland in reducing pollutant loads from the stormwater runoff passing through the wetland… 

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