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The Importance of Streamside Reforestation for Reducing Nonpoint-Source Pollution in Small Streams

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This ongoing project to track water quality improvements provided by a riparian forest buffer in the Stroud Preserve, Chester County, Pennsylvania, indicates that 15 years after planting, the buffer reduced the nitrate export from the agricultural watershed by 30% and the suspended sediment export by 55%.

Funded by: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, and Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources.

Principal Investigator: J. Denis Newbold

Collaborator: Bernard W. Sweeney (2009)

Project Years: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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