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Twentieth century agricultural drainage creates more erosive rivers
Hydrological Processes (2014)
  • Patrick Belmont, Utah State University
Rivers in watersheds dominated by agriculture throughout the US are impaired by excess sediment, a significant portion of which comes from non-field, near-channel sources. Both land-use and climate have been implicated in altering river flows and thereby increasing stream-channel erosion and sediment loading. In the wetland-rich landscapes of the upper Mississippi basin, 20th century crop conversions have led to an intensification of artificial drainage, which is now a critical component of modern agriculture. At the same time, much of the region has experienced increased annual rainfall...
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DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9738
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Patrick Belmont. "Twentieth century agricultural drainage creates more erosive rivers" Hydrological Processes Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2014)
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