(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Fluxes and storage of fine-grained sediment and associated contaminants in the Na Borges River (Mallorca, Spain)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ESTRANY J. (1) ; GARCIA C. (1) ; WALLING D.E. (2) ; FERRER L. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Dep. of Chemistry, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, ESPAGNE


Samples of suspended and fine channel bed sediment were used to examine the spatial and temporal variability in the amount of fine-grained sediment and associated contaminants temporarily stored in the Na Borges River in Mallorca and the relationship of such channel storage to the fluxes of fine sediment and associated contaminant through the system. This Mediterranean groundwater-dominated river drains a predominantly agricultural catchment, although urbanisation during the twentieth century has changed the catchment hydrology. A re-suspension technique was used to obtain estimates of channel storage at monthly intervals during the 2004-2005 hydrological year at 8 locations along the main stream. The results demonstrated significant spatial and temporal variability, in response to the influence of urban point sources, agricultural practises, seasonal groundwater interactions and the first-flush effect


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no3 [pp. 291-305]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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