Characterization of Phosphorus release from ponds

This is a study of the P dynamics of stormwater ponds to understand the factors that control retention and release of P. Because ponds rely on sedimentation for P removal, they are most effective when a high percentage of P is bound to suspended solids and less effective when input P is in the soluble form. More generally, the study will represent the first stage in research to understand the functioning of stormwater ponds with respect to P removal. This information is crucial for the development of guidelines for the management of ponds for improved P retention. 

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