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The Fate of Onsite Septic System Nitrogen Discharges in Groundwater of the Hood Canal Basin

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Title The Fate of Onsite Septic System Nitrogen Discharges in Groundwater of the Hood Canal Basin
Creator Horowitz, Julie
Subject nitrogen septic systems watersheds eutrophication pollution load dissolved oxygen wastewater treatment dissolved organic carbon riparian areas floodplains denitrification water groundwater
Description Nitrogen loading from onsite septic systems (OSSs) may degrade the ecological health of aquatic systems by causing or accentuating eutrophication leading to hypoxia or anoxia. OSSs do not typically remove nitrogen within the septic tank; therefore, denitrification is the primary mechanism controlling nitrogen loading from OSSs to surface water systems. Hood Canal, located in the Puget Sound region of Washington, has been severely affected by low dissolved oxygen concentrations due to excess... William D. Ruckelshaus Center. Washington State University.
Publisher University of Washington Water Center
Date 2011-05-31T21:10:47Z 2011-05-31T21:10:47Z 2009-02-18
Type Presentation Recording, oral
Identifier http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16556
Language en_US
Relation 2009 Annual Review of Research;Horowitz

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