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Quantifying Ecosystem Processes in Support of River Restoration and Nutrient Reduction Effects of Increased River Floodplain Connectivity in the Maquoketa River

A Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC 2014 Funding Opportunity Project

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Creation
2014-07-30 07:51:32
Last Update
2017-09-14 00:03:48
Start Date
2014-10-01
End Date
2016-09-30

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William Richardson(Principal Investigator), Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center(Cooperator/Partner), LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC data manager(Point of Contact), 2014-07-30(creation), 2017-09-14(lastUpdate), 2014-10-01(Start), 2016-09-30(End), Quantifying Ecosystem Processes in Support of River Restoration and Nutrient Reduction Effects of Increased River Floodplain Connectivity in the Maquoketa River

Summary

Ecosystem services provided by floodplains include removal of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments, and sequestration of carbon. Effectiveness of floodplains in providing these services is dependent on the extent and location of connection between floodplain and river. Tributary loading of sediments, nitrogen and phosphorus to the Upper Mississippi River contribute to the development of river and coastal eutrophication as well as hypoxic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. Recent research has shown that management of river connectivity of channels to floodplains is an effective mitigation strategy to remove nutrients, sediment, and carbon from river flows. The confluence of the Maquoketa and Mississippi Rivers is a unique site because: [...]

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valueEcosystem services provided by floodplains include removal of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments, and sequestration of carbon. Effectiveness of floodplains in providing these services is dependent on the extent and location of connection between floodplain and river. Tributary loading of sediments, nitrogen and phosphorus to the Upper Mississippi River contribute to the development of river and coastal eutrophication as well as hypoxic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. Recent research has shown that management of river connectivity of channels to floodplains is an effective mitigation strategy to remove nutrients, sediment, and carbon from river flows.
projectStatusIn Progress

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sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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sourceUpper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
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