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Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4345–4359, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4345-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 4345–4359, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4345-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Research article 28 Jul 2015

Research article | 28 Jul 2015

Dam tailwaters compound the effects of reservoirs on the longitudinal transport of organic carbon in an arid river

A. J. Ulseth and R. O. Hall Jr.

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Dams impact river reaches. Upstream of dams, reservoirs transform terrestrial organic carbon and produce autochthonously derived organic carbon. In addition, tailwater reaches below dams may produce and export similar amounts of organic carbon to that stored behind dams. Our work demonstrates that not only do reservoirs need to be considered for their capacity to store and transform organic carbon but also the combined impact of their tailwater ecosystems should to be considered as well.
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