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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Preliminary Assessment Of Diffused Loads From Rural Areas In A Sub-basin Of The Jaguari River, Sp, Brazil [avaliação Preliminar Das Cargas Difusas De Origem Rural, Em Uma Sub-bacia Do Rio Jaguari, Sp]
Author: Mansor M.T.C.
Teixeira Filho J.
Roston D.M.
Abstract: Official water quality and flow data from Jaguari River were used to assess the diffused loads of nutrients from rural areas into surface waters. Mathematical models of mean daily loads of total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) were generated through the application of simple statistical procedures to field data collected from 1999 to 2002. The models obtained were validated with field data collected from 1996 to 1998. The application of the model showed that, on average, 68.2% of the TN annual loads and 77.3% of the TP annual loads were transported through the sub-basin during the raining season. Assuming the mean baseflow loads as 1706.5 kg TN d-1 and 165.7 kg TP d-1, the annual diffused loads obtained - primarily from rural sources - were equivalent to 55.1 and 69.4% of the total annual loads of TN and TP transported through the sub - basin, respectively. The mean export coefficients from diffused loads for TN and TP were equal to 230 and 40 kg km-2 year-1, respectively. In may be concluded that controlling the diffused loads of TP from rural areas should decrease the high concentrations observed.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1415-43662006000300026
Date Issue: 2006
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