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Systematic Stream Sampling Without Storm Chasing In Karst Basins
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 141-153 in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Environmental Regulations–II Proceedings of the 8-12 November 2003 Conference (Albuquerque, New Mexico USA), Publication Date 8 November 2003. .(doi:10.13031/2013.15550)
Authors: Alex W. Fogle and Joseph L. Taraba
Keywords: Mass load, systematic sampling, storm chasing, karst
Developing an adequate sampling and an appropriate mass load estimation method has been stated
to be difficult, due to inconsistencies arising from both hydrologic and constituent characteristics.
Systematic sampling supplemented by storm chasing has been reported to be the most effective
strategy but could still result in load overestimations of 25-50%. Systematic sampling with little or
no storm chasing is often the strategy of choice due to budgetary and manpower constraints. The
objective of this study was to determine if storm chasing is necessary in making mass load
estimations in small karst basins.