The Major Ion and Nutrient Behaviour of streams on a dairy Farm, Victoria, Australia

Sh Saffarpour, R. Adams, A. J. Weatherley, Vera Folkman, M. R. Grace, A. W. Western

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Abstract

Better understanding of nutrient dynamics and behaviour is essential to improve water quality. This paper presents results of field studies that aim to further understand the relationships between major ions, total nitrogen (TN) and phosphorus (TP) concentrations which are considered during the winter-spring period of 2010 for a 4.4 km2 catchment in the Lang Lang River basin, Australia. The results show a decreasing pattern in baseflow major ion concentrations over the period and with flow during events. At the seasonal scale, TN did not show a clear pattern and TP showed different patterns at sites. During events TN and TP concentrations varied differently between sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty
Subtitle of host publicationWater in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
PublisherInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
Pages1865-1872
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780858258686
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 26 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

Publication series

Name34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering

Conference

Conference34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period26/06/111/07/11

Keywords

  • Dairy farm
  • Ion concentration
  • Lang Lang River catchment
  • Nutrient behaviour

Cite this

Saffarpour, S., Adams, R., Weatherley, A. J., Folkman, V., Grace, M. R., & Western, A. W. (2011). The Major Ion and Nutrient Behaviour of streams on a dairy Farm, Victoria, Australia. In 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering (pp. 1865-1872). (34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering). International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).