Accession Number : ADA079639


Title :   Land Management Alternatives in the Lake Erie Drainage Basin.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO N Y BUFFALO DISTRICT


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a079639.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 317


Abstract : Previous studies have shown that diffuse sources of phosphorus must be managed if the trophic status of Lake Erie is to be reduced (LEWMS, 1975, 1979). Agriculture, in particular, cropland, is a predominant land use and contributor of diffuse source sediment and associated phosphorus to Lake Erie. This paper examines the values of potential gross erosion for six land management alternatives with special interest in present cropping practices, popular and common practices, and other alternatives which show promise for reducing sediment and phosphorus inputs. This report first describes the land management alternatives under consideration followed by the method employed in computing values of potential gross erosion. Finally, the potential gross erosion values of several watersheds will be examined. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *LAND USE , *LAKE ERIE , STATISTICAL DATA , WATER POLLUTION , DRAINAGE , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , WATERSHEDS , WASTE MANAGEMENT , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , WATER QUALITY , AGRICULTURE , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC)


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE