CAP LTER studies a flood basin

School of Life Sciences graduate student Libby Larson experimentally floods a stormwater retention basin at a north Phoenix elementary school in order to better understand nitrogen fluxes and transformations. A ubiquitous feature in the Phoenix metropolitan landscape, stormwater retention basins concentrate water, nutrients, and pollutants and thus can be important places for improving stormwater quality and recharging groundwater, but may also be sources of greenhouse gases.

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