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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project 49 Fox River Basin 2016 and 2017 Data


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Kreiling, R.M. and Bartsch, L.A., 2019, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project 49 Fox River Basin 2016 and 2017 Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The Fox River transports elevated loads of nitrogen and phosphorus to Lake Michigan. The increased concentration of N and P causes eutrophication of the lake, creating hypoxic zones and damaging the lake ecosystem.To decrease loading, best management practices (BMPs) have been implemented in the uplands of the basin. Little work has been done, however, to reduce nutrient concentrations in the river. Rivers are capable of removing nutrients through biotic uptake and sediment burial and are able to remove N through denitrification. Identifying and managing these locations of increased nutrient cycling known as “hot spots” may be another mechanism for nutrient mitigation.Our objective was to identify hot spots of N and P cycling in the [...]

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Rebecca M Kreiling
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Rebecca M Kreiling, Lynn A Bartsch
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Rebecca M Kreiling
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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2016 Site Data.xlsx 61.62 KB
2017 Site Data.xlsx 35.98 KB
TP Particle Size Study 2017.xlsx 11.2 KB


Our objective was to identify and then characterize hot spots of nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in the Fox River Basin. These data can be used to describe what affects the potential nitrogen and phosphorus rates occurring in the Fox River basin.



  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)



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DOI doi:10.5066/P93RTNVY

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