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Research article 21 Jun 2017

Research article | 21 Jun 2017

From soil water to surface water – how the riparian zone controls element transport from a boreal forest to a stream

Fredrik Lidman et al.

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The riparian zone is the narrow strip of land that lines a watercourse. This is the last soil that the groundwater is in contact with before it enters the stream and it therefore has a high impact on the water quality. In this paper we show that many elements occur in elevated concentrations in the peat-like riparian zone of boreal headwaters and that this also leads to elevated concentrations in the streams. Hence, understanding riparian soils is crucial for a sustainable management of streams.
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