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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Noah Eugene
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:09:13Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:09:13Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.otherfraser_noah_e_200608_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/fraser_noah_e_200608_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23371
dc.description.abstractDuring the 1970s a paired watershed investigation was conducted on two first order, non-branched streams in the Georgia Piedmont region (B.F. Grant Memorial Forest near Eatonton, GA). It was found that the BMPs of that period did not protect water quality against significant increases in peak flows, suspended sediment, and maximum daily water temperatures. The current study repeated the earlier experiment after the standard thirty-year growing period on the Treatment watershed using current BMPs. In addition, a road crossing on the treatment stream had been eliminated not long after the first experiment and was not present during the repeated experiment. Current BMPs were very effective in reducing the water quality effects observed in the previous experiment in the 1970s. The previously observed peak flow increases were reduced by half, the sediment increases reduced by ninety percent, and daily maximum water temperature effects were completely eliminated.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPaired watershed
dc.subjectBMPs
dc.subjectWater quality
dc.subjectForestry
dc.subjectPiedmont
dc.titleA paired watershed investigation of clearcut BMPs revisited
dc.title.alternativeB.F. Grant Memorial Forest, Georgia after the thirty-year growing cycle
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorRhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeRhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeDavid Radcliffe
dc.description.committeeDaniel Markewitz


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