The environmental influence of forestry, agriculture and urban activities on the hydrological conditions in a small river basin in southern Sweden and the effects on the river water quality are analyzed and quantified on different time scales. The emphasis is on the river flow fluctuations and the transport of nitrogen to the sea. Different measures for decreasing the load of nutrients are discussed. It is shown that if wetlands are re-established in rural areas and techniques for water treatment are introduced, it is possible to reduce the nitrogen transport to the sea by 60%. However, this reduction would have little influence on improving the nutrient status of coastal waters.
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Research Article| August 01 1994
Hydrological and Environmental Effects of Agricultural and Urban Activities in a Small Swedish River Basin
William Hogland; Hydrological and Environmental Effects of Agricultural and Urban Activities in a Small Swedish River Basin. Hydrology Research 1 August 1994; 25 (4): 247–266. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1994.0007
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