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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Water Quality in Northern Missouri: the Importance of Watershed Characteristics


Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 28, 2004
Publication Date: October 1, 2004
Citation: Lerch, R.N. 2004. Water quality in northern Missouri: The importance of watershed characteristics. We All Live Downstream: The North Fork Salt River Watershed Project. 5(4):6-8.

Technical Abstract: The USDA-ARS and the University of Missouri have researched water quality concerns throughout different areas of the state. Data show that intense monitoring in a small-scale watershed can be representative of a much larger area with similar soils and crop intensity. It also provided a basic understanding of contaminant transport in agricultural watersheds that led to a much broader assessment of the factors affecting water quality across the northern Missouri/southern Iowa region.

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