Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy stream water quality monitoring in Iowa : measuring progress (2016)

(2016) Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy stream water quality monitoring in Iowa : measuring progress (2016). Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) is a research- and technology-based approach to assess and reduce nutrients—nitrogen and phosphorus—delivered to Iowa waterways and the Gulf of Mexico by 45 percent. To measure progress, researchers track many different factors, from inputs (e.g. funding) and the human domain (e.g. farmer perspectives) to land management (e.g. on-farm practices) and water quality. Monitoring Iowa streams provides valuable insight into measuring water quality progress and the reduction of surface water nutrient loss. The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) aims to reduce the load, or total amount (e.g. tons), of nutrients lost annually. Researchers calculate the load from water monitoring results, which measure concentration combined with stream flow.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: water pollution, rivers, nutrient pollution, runoff
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Drinking water
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
ID Code: 23229
Deposited By: Timothy Skeers
Deposited On: 30 Dec 2016 21:56
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 21:56
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/23229