Impacts of secondarily treated municipal effluent on a freshwater forested wetland after 60 years of discharge

@article{Hunter2009ImpactsOS,
  title={Impacts of secondarily treated municipal effluent on a freshwater forested wetland after 60 years of discharge},
  author={Rachael G. Hunter and John W. Day and Robert R. Lane and Joel Lindsey and Jason N. Day and Montgomery G. Hunter},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={363-371}
}
Secondarily treated municipal effluent from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana has been discharged into the Cypriere Perdue forested wetland since the early 1950s. Approximately one million gallons per day (3,785 m−3 day−1) are discharged into the 1470 ha wetland, with average total nitrogen and phosphorus loading rates of 1.15 g N m−2 yr−1 and 0.31 g P m−2 yr−1, respectively. Vegetation and water quality of this wetland, along with a reference wetland, were monitored. Study sites were dominated by bald… CONTINUE READING