Edge-of-field: nested- and paired-basin study designs

Figure illustrating nested and paired-basin study designs for edge-of-field monitoring.

Detailed Description

The edge-of-field monitoring nested-basin design includes monitoring runoff at multiple scales. This includes evaluating conservation-practice effectiveness at individual field basins in addition to monitoring water-quality changes at the stream scale (at a USGS streamgage at the outflow of the study subbasin). Nested edge-of-field sites often monitor changes before and after a conservation practice is installed, and/or comparisons are made between treatment and control basins (a paired-basin study).


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