Salting our landscape: an integrated catchment model using readily accessible data to assess emerging road salt contamination to streams.

@article{Jin2011SaltingOL,
  title={Salting our landscape: an integrated catchment model using readily accessible data to assess emerging road salt contamination to streams.},
  author={Li Jin and Paul Whitehead and Donald I. Siegel and Stuart Findlay},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2011},
  volume={159 5},
  pages={1257-65}
}
A new integrated catchment model for salinity has been developed to assess the transport of road salt from upland areas in watersheds to streams using readily accessible landscape, hydrologic, and meteorological data together with reported salt applications. We used Fishkill Creek (NY) as a representative watershed to test the model. Results showed good agreement between modeled and measured stream water chloride concentrations. These results suggest that a dominant mode of catchment simulation… CONTINUE READING