Urban Influences on Stream Chemistry and Biology in the Big Brushy Creek Watershed, South Carolina

  title={Urban Influences on Stream Chemistry and Biology in the Big Brushy Creek Watershed, South Carolina},
  author={Gregory P. Lewis and Jennifer D. Mitchell and C. Brannon Andersen and Dennis C. Haney and Min Liao and Kenneth A. Sargent},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
Naturally high total dissolved solids and upstream agricultural runoff often mask the influence of urban land cover on stream chemistry and biology. We examined the influence of headwater urbanization on the water chemistry, microbiology, and fish communities of the Big Brushy Creek watershed, a 96 km2 drainage basin in the piedmont of South Carolina, USA. Concentrations of most major anions and cations (especially nitrate, sulfate, chloride, sodium, potassium, and calcium) were highest in the… 

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