Influence of relict milldams on riparian sediment biogeochemistry

350 210 Stroud Water Research Center

Peck, E.K., S.P. Inamdar, M. Peipoch, and A.J. Gold. 2023. Journal of Soils and Sediments.



Riparian zones are important modifiers of nutrient flux between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, dams alter riparian zones—trapping fine-grained, organic matter-rich sediment and creating poorly mixed, low oxygen conditions—thereby affecting sediment biogeochemistry in poorly understood ways.