Tracing suspended sediment sources in catchments and river systems.

  title={Tracing suspended sediment sources in catchments and river systems.},
  author={Des E Walling},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={344 1-3},
  • Des E Walling
  • Published 2005 in The Science of the total environment
Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the wider environmental significance of the suspended sediment loads transported by rivers and streams. This includes the importance of fine sediment in the transport of nutrients and contaminants, including phosphorus (P). Sediment source exerts a key control on the physical and geochemical properties of suspended sediment, including its P content, and will also influence the potential for implementing effective sediment and diffuse source… CONTINUE READING