Modeling the influence of climate and management practices on water quality in Goodwater Creek experimental watershed

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Modeling the influence of climate and management practices on water quality in Goodwater Creek experimental watershed

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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Allen L. en
dc.contributor.author Bockhold, Amanda Koelling en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri -- Goodwater Creek Watershed (Boone County-Audrain County)
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:47:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:47:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Fall en
dc.identifier.other BockholdA-120706-T5364 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4540
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 21, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Biological engineering. en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to determine relationships among weather, runoff, water quality, and best management practice (BMP) implementation in reducing atrazine losses in the 7,250-ha Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed in NE Missouri's Audrain and Boone Counties. Data were collected from 1993 through 2003. Regressions were conducted among water quality indicators, climatic variables, and the change in area protected by BMPs. Results showed significant decreases in atrazine concentrations for June and the combined months of April, May, and June. Covariate analysis of the effect of BMP protected area on atrazine concentrations showed that the time period analyzed was important. Inputs were developed for the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) program. The SWAT model was able to simulate decreased atrazine concentrations with 4.5% of the watershed protected by grassed waterways. Changes in the amount of land in conventional, conservation, and no-till tillage systems also affected the simulated atrazine concentrations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Climatology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Best management practices (Pollution prevention) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Runoff en_US
dc.title Modeling the influence of climate and management practices on water quality in Goodwater Creek experimental watershed en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Biological engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b59440296 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 166244337 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available theses (MU)


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