Measures such as detention structures and buffer strips are widely used to limit off‐site damage of runoff from eroding fields. The effectiveness of such measures varies greatly. However, ‘effectiveness’ is often narrowly defined and ignores the unintended consequences of damage to freshwater systems by sediments and other pollutants. Detention structures and buffer strips retain coarse sediment (>~100 μm diameter) but are less effective at retaining fine sediment.
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