Importance of Hydric Soils and Near-Lake Areas as Phosphorus Source Areas in the Lake Champlain Basin: Evidence from a Landscape-Level Model

  • Nicole Seltzer
  • Deane Wang
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Abstract

The passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972 made maintaining and improving surface water quality a national goal. Much of the initial effort was levied against point sources of pollution (Puckett, 1995); however, controlling non-point pollution has become a priority as control of the remaining point source problems becomes increasingly less cost-effective. Non-point phosphorus (P) pollution, in particular, has received frequent public attention as it threatens many of our nation’s streams and rivers. Eutrophication, typically caused by high P levels, has been identified as the number one water quality problem in many regions (NYC DEP, 1999; LCBP, 1994).

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Nonpoint Source Hydric Soil Reservoir Management Environmental System Research Institute Natural Resource Conservation Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Seltzer
  • Deane Wang
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  1. 1.School of Natural ResourcesUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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