Level 4 Data summaries and links to related documents and reports

Key findings

  • On 5 of the 8 sites, considerable concentrations of N or P were mobilised during the simulated rainfall event, but average nutrient concentrations and total loads across all sites were relatively low and similar to other studies of nutrient runoff from pastures.
  • Rainfall runoff responses at the sites were similar in the 3 catchments.
  • Pastures generated peak nutrient concentrations soon after the commencement of runoff and declined by the end of the rainfall event.
  • Due to high to very high infiltration, runoff is not found to be a major pathway for nutrients in the area.


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