Quantification of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Originating from Natural Sources and Wastewater Effluent
This project is an assessment and quantification to determine which fraction of organic nitrogen actively promotes algae growth in the Truckee River. Conversely, identification and quantification of relatively benign organic nitrogen (nitrogen that is relatively inert or can be biologically used by native plants) will be undertaken. Results of the project will help in the development, selection and prioritization of future remediation or treatment projects.
Specific reduction strategies coming from this study should help to mitigate organic loads to the river. Water quality will be improved.