This study was conducted to provide information for preparing provincial guidelines for lake watershed land use planning so that excess eutrophication is avoided, and management recommendations for two west coast temperate lake watersheds. A literature review was done on the various North American techniques for estimating total phosphorus (P) loadings to water bodies from land use activities. This examination also covered empirical models used for calculating watershed P loadings or phytoplankton chlorophyll a levels from lake phosphorus concentrations. To test the local accuracy of these approaches, hydrology, terrain, land use, stream and lakes nutrients, and lake biological productivity data were collected in the Brannen and St. Mary Lakes watersheds, British Columbia. Based on these field data and the literature review, the most promising methods were quantitatively compared.
Truscott, Joe. 1983. Quantitative Models for Integrated Land Use and Lake Quality Planning: Applications in the Brannen and St. Mary Lakes Watersheds, B.C.. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: model, integrated land use, quantitative, study
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