National Sedimentation Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Service Provider DescriptionThe USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory deals with research of soil erosion;
transport and deposition of sediment; movement of chemicals on upland areas and
in streams; the impact of agricultural practices, in-stream structures, and
bank protection on these processes; water quality; and the ecological
well-being of streams. Research ranges from basic and fundamental research to
applied research and technology transfer for federal and state action agencies.
This cooperation has allowed NSL to conduct research related to bio-indicators,
numerical modeling, and acoustical measurements and to make progress that would
not occur otherwise.
[Summary provided by the USDA.]