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dc.contributor.advisorRichards, Paul L.
dc.contributor.advisorJames Zollweg
dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Theodore
dc.contributor.authorDeRose, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:27:09Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:27:09Z
dc.date.issued3/22/2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6379
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated whether septic fields are a source of nonpoint source pollution in the Oak Orchard watershed. Accurate spatial information on septic fields was combined with hydrography and water quality sampling to identify stream reaches and parts of the shoreline that are most sensitive to septic systems. The regression analysis between septic field density and nitrate concentration shows a weak positive relationship. The regression analysis between number of fields within 200-meters and nitrate concentration also shows a weak positive relationship. The regression analysis between percent cropland and nitrate concentration, and percent cropland and SRP concentration, implies that agriculture does not have as large of an impact on nutrient pollution during the late summer. This study suggests that septic fields do have an impact on nitrate concentrations in the Oak Orchard watershed.
dc.subjectSeptic Systems
dc.subjectOptical Brighteners
dc.subjectOak Orchard
dc.subjectWater Quality
dc.subjectSeptic Field Mapping
dc.subjectSeptic Field Density
dc.titleThe Impact of Septic Tank Systems on the Water Quality of Stream Reaches in the Oak Orchard Watershed
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:27:09Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Science and Ecology
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science (MS)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnvironmental Science and Ecology Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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