publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Constructed Wetlands as a Mitigation Strategy to Reduce Pesticide Loads in Agricultural Tailwater

Budd, Robert L.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Pyrethroid and organophosphate pesticides have been found in numerous waterways throughout the United States. Monitoring studies within the San Diego Creek watershed in Orange County, California, confirmed that runoff from agricultural fields are a primary contributor to pesticide loads within these waterways. As a mitigation option for non-point pesticide pollution, constructed wetlands were investigated in this study to reduce pesticide loading in agricultural tailwaters. Multiple wetlands located along the San Joaquin River in the Stanilaus County were observed over two consecutive irrigation seasons. The wetlands were found to be very effective at reducing p...
free text keywords: Environmental Sciences, constructed wetland, degradation, mitigation, pesticide
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