Sediment retention in a bottomland hardwood wetland in Eastern Arkansas

@article{Kleiss1996SedimentRI,
  title={Sediment retention in a bottomland hardwood wetland in Eastern Arkansas},
  author={Barbara A. Kleiss},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={1996},
  volume={16},
  pages={321-333}
}
One of the often-stated functions of wetlands is their ability to remove sediments and other particulates from water, thus improving water quality in the adjacent aquatic system. However, actual rates of suspended sediment removal have rarely been measured in freshwater wetland systems. To address this issue, suspended sediment dynamics were measured in a 85-km2 bottomland hardwood (BLH) wetland adjacent to the highly turbid Cache River in eastern Arkansas during the 1988–1990 water years. A… CONTINUE READING

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