Nitrate status of two major rivers in N. E. Scotland with respect to land use and fertiliser additions

A. C. Edwards, K. Pugh, G. Wright, A. H. Sinclair, G. A. Reaves

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Abstract

Land Use and the influence it has upon river water nitrate levels is discussed, for two large relatively unpopulated river systems in the N.E. of Scotland. The catchment areas for the rivers Dee and Don have been further subdivided into a number of sub catchments. Substantial differences in land use and agricultural potential exist both within and between the two areas. Greater agricultural production down stream is associated with increased river nitrate concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
JournalChemistry and Ecology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jun 1990

Keywords

  • land use
  • Nitrate rivers

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