Nutrient load inputs to the Cache la Poudre River watersheds
Nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) has been ranked as a leading source of water quality impairment of surface waters in the United States for the past two decades. Based on strong encouragement for developing in-stream nutrient numeric criteria by the Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S., the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed the in-stream numeric total phosphorus (TP) and total nitrogen (TN) criteria as 2 mg TN L-1 and 0.16 mg TP L-1 for warm surface waters and 0.40 mg TN L-1 and 0.11 mg TP L-1 for cold surface waters. As a consequence, nutrient limits for ...
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