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PROTECTING SURFACE WATER FROM MILITARY ACTIVITY WITH RIPARIAN BUFFERS AND LOW WATER STREAM CROSSINGS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 701P0904, . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17430)
Authors: Hutchinson, S.L., P.L. Barnes, J.M. Shawn Hutchinson, C.G. Oviatt, J. Steichen, and N. Zhang
Non-point source (NPS) pollution has been called the nations largest water quality problem, and
its reduction is a major challenge facing our society today. As of 1998 over 290,000 miles of
river, almost 7,900,000 acres of lake and 12,500 square miles of estuaries failed to meet water
quality standards. Military training maneuvers have the potential to significantly alter land
surfaces in a manner that promotes NPS pollution, resulting in the inability of military
installations to meet water quality standards and the decline of training lands.