Sediment fingerprinting to determine the source of suspended sediment in a southern Piedmont stream.

@article{Mukundan2010SedimentFT,
  title={Sediment fingerprinting to determine the source of suspended sediment in a southern Piedmont stream.},
  author={Rajith Mukundan and David E. Radcliffe and Jerry C. Ritchie and Lawrence Mark Risse and Robert A. Mckinley},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={1328-37}
}
Thousands of stream miles in the southern Piedmont region are impaired because of high levels of suspended sediment. It is unclear if the source is upland erosion from agricultural sources or bank erosion of historic sediment deposited in the flood plains between 1830 and 1930 when cotton farming was extensive. The objective of this study was to determine the source of high stream suspended sediment concentrations in a typical southern Piedmont watershed using sediment fingerprinting techniques… CONTINUE READING
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