Influence of relict milldams on riparian sediment biogeochemistry

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Peck, E.K., S.P. Inamdar, M. Peipoch, and A.J. Gold. 2023. Journal of Soils and Sediments 23: 2584–2599.



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.