Conservation and Restoration Priorities for Water Purification

Katherine Warnell
Clean water is important for a variety of uses, including drinking, recreation, and as habitat for aquatic species. Nonpoint-source pollution, such as nutrients, sediment, and pesticides from agricultural runoff, is a major cause of impaired water quality in the United States . Vegetation and soil in natural land cover help to remove pollutants from runoff water before it reaches streams and other waterways by slowing water flow and physically trapping sediment. To assess the spatial...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.