Low-Head Milldams as Hotspots for Denitrification and Nitrogen Consumption: Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Controls

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

As dam removal has increased in recent years in an effort to improve fish habitat and reduce financial liability, few studies have addressed the consequences of these removals for water quality and regulatory compliance. This project investigates the role of low-head milldams on nitrogen and sediment transport in stream ecosystems.

Funded by: National Science Foundation

Principal Investigator: Marc Peipoch

Collaborators: Shreeram Inamdar (University of Delaware) and Art Gold (University of Rhode Island)

Project Years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022