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Wild horse and cattle use of Nevada spring meadows: Hydrologic gradients drive vegetation response
Nevada spring meadows are less water limited than the surrounding cold desert ecosystem. Abundant water supports stabilizing wetland plants that capture sediment, reduce overland flow energy, and prevent erosion. Enhanced ...
Estimating Sediment Losses Generated from Highway Cut and Fill Slopes in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe's famed water clarity has gradually declined over the last 50 years, partially as a result of fine sediment particle (FSP, < 16 micrometers in diameter) contributions from urban stormwater. Of these urban ...
Prediction of Annual Streambank Erosion for Sequoia National Forest, California
The US EPA has consistently listed sediment as a leading cause of water quality impairment in rivers, streams, and lakes, costing approximately $16 billion annually. Yet prediction methods are not applicable to wildland ...