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Impacts of Land Use on Surface Water Quality in a Subtropical River Basin: A Case Study of the Dongjiang River Basin, Southeastern China

Ding, Jiao; Jiang, Yuan; Fu, Lan; Liu, Qi; Peng, Qiuzhi; Kang, Muyi;
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  • Published: 12 Aug 2015 Journal: Water (issn: 2073-4441, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Abstract
Understanding the relationship between land use and surface water quality is necessary for effective water management. We estimated the impacts of catchment-wide land use on water quality during the dry and rainy seasons in the Dongjiang River basin, using remote sensing, geographic information systems and multivariate statistical techniques. The results showed that the 83 sites can be divided into three groups representing different land use types: forest, agriculture and urban. Water quality parameters exhibited significant variations between the urban-dominated and forest-dominated sites. The proportion of forested land was positively associated with dissolve...
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free text keywords: land use, water quality, multivariate statistical techniques, seasonality, watershed management, Dongjiang River basin, Hydraulic engineering, TC1-978, Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes, TD201-500, Agricultural land, Wet season, Environmental engineering, Permanganate index, Drainage basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Geology, Dry season, Hydrology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Impacts of Land Use on Surface Water Quality in a Subtropical River Basin: A Case Study of the Dongjiang River Basin, Southeastern China

Ding, Jiao; Jiang, Yuan; Fu, Lan; Liu, Qi; Peng, Qiuzhi; Kang, Muyi;