Nutrient and Sediment Production, Watershed Characteristics, and Land Use in the Tahoe Basin, California‐Nevada 1

  title={Nutrient and Sediment Production, Watershed Characteristics, and Land Use in the Tahoe Basin, California‐Nevada 1},
  author={Robert Coats and Melissa A. Larsen and Alan C. Heyvaert and James M. Thomas and Matt Luck and John E. Reuter},
  journal={JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association},
Abstract:  In efforts to control the degradation of water quality in Lake Tahoe, public agencies have monitored surface water discharge and concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended sediment in two separate sampling programs. The first program focuses on 20 watersheds varying in size from 162 to 14,000 ha, with continuous stream gaging and periodic sampling; the second focuses on small urbanized catchments, with automated sampling during runoff events. Using data from both programs… 
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