Nutrient export from rivers is closely tied to sediment plumes that form during storms. By using experiments and methods to peer inside these sediment plumes, this project will discover how biological processes change nutrients while sediment plumes move downstream. The results will lead to more accurate watershed management models and better decisions on where best management practices can be most effective in agricultural watersheds.
Funded by: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigators: Marc Peipoch and Jinjun Kan
Collaborator: Shreeram Inamdar (University of Delaware)
Project years: 2020, 2021