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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1355-1373, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1355-2019
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1355-1373, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1355-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Mar 2019

Research article | 11 Mar 2019

Sources and fate of nitrate in groundwater at agricultural operations overlying glacial sediments

Sarah A. Bourke et al.
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Agricultural operations can result in nitrate contamination of groundwater, lakes and streams. At two confined feeding operations in Alberta, Canada, nitrate in groundwater from temporary manure piles and pens exceeded nitrate from earthen manure storages. Identified denitrification reduced agriculturally derived nitrate concentrations in groundwater by at least half. Infiltration to groundwater systems where nitrate can be naturally attenuated is likely preferable to off-farm export via runoff.
Agricultural operations can result in nitrate contamination of groundwater, lakes and streams....
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