Hydrologic Impacts of Municipal Wastewater Irrigation to a Temperate Forest Watershed.

  title={Hydrologic Impacts of Municipal Wastewater Irrigation to a Temperate Forest Watershed.},
  author={Andrew L. Birch and Ryan E. Emanuel and April L. James and Elizabeth Guthrie Nichols},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={45 4},
Land application of municipal wastewater to managed forests is an important treatment and water reuse technology used globally, but the hydrological processes of these systems are not well characterized for temperate areas with annual rainfall of 1200 mm or greater. This study evaluated the impact of municipal wastewater irrigation to the local water balance at a 3000-ha land application facility where secondary-treated wastewater is land applied to a mixed hardwood-pine forest over 900 ha… Expand
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