Characterization of Phosphorus Release from Ponds

This is a study of the P dynamics of stormwater ponds to understand the factors that control retention and release of P. Because ponds rely on sedimentation for P removal, they are most effective when a high percentage of P is bound to suspended solids and less effective when input P is in the soluble form. More generally, the study will represent the first stage in research to understand the functioning of stormwater ponds with respect to P removal. This information is crucial for the development of guidelines for the management of ponds for improved P retention.

Project Staff: 

John Gulliver, Jacques Finlay, Ben Janke, Tyler Olsen, and Vinicius Taguchi