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Sediment-Water Interactions

  • Ellen L. Petticrew
  • Jennifer L. McConnachie
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Abstract

The settling and storage of fine-grained sediments in the interstices of fluvial gravel beds can have significant implications on both sediment conveyance in catchments and aquatic habitat quality. Given that suspended fine-grained sediment (<263 μm) moves not only as individual particles, but also as particle aggregates or flocs, there has been a relatively recent research emphasis on characterizing these structures and the conditions which enhance their growth and settling in freshwater aquatic environments (Kranck et al. 1993; Droppo and Ongley 1994; Petticrew 1996; Liss et al. 1996; de Boer 1997; Phillips and Walling 1999).

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Suspended Sediment Extracellular Polymeric Substance Suspended Particulate Matter Dissolve Organic Carbon Concentration Suspended Particulate Matter Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen L. Petticrew
    • 1
  • Jennifer L. McConnachie
    • 2
  1. 1.FRBC Endowed Research, Endowed Chair of Landscape Ecology, Geography ProgramUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada
  2. 2.Northgate Minerals CorporationSmithersCanada

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