(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The suburban stream syndrome : evaluating land use and stream impairments in the suburbs

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CUNNINGHAM M.A. (1) ; O'REILLY C.M. (2) ; MENKING K.M. (1) ; GILLIKIN D.P. (1) ; SMITH K.C. (3) ; FOLEY C.M. (3) ; BELLI S.L. (3) ; MARSHALL PREGNALL A. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Biology Program, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Environmental Studies Program, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, ETATS-UNIS


To examine the effects of spatially expansive exurban development on stream water quality, the AA. examined water quality and impervious cover in 5 headwater streams draining directly into the Hudson River in Dutchess County, an area on the margin of the New York City region. They used longitudinal sampling, with 4-6 sampling sites per stream, to detect whether NO3-N inputs were greater or less than in-stream potential for denitrification, and to detect changes in streams as watershed-scale land uses changed. They sampled in winter and in summer in order to evaluate seasonal changes in salt and nutrient levels. Widespread residential expansion has significant impacts on water quality that have not previously been acknowledged


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 30, no3 [pp. 269-284]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.247/0272-3646.30.3.269

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