Runoff and sediment storage: the effectiveness of mitigation measures against soil erosion and freshwater pollution

J. Boardman, I.D.L. Foster

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2453-2455
Number of pages3
JournalLand Degradation & Development
Volume32
Issue number7
Early online date8 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Development
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Environmental Science
  • Soil Science

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