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Potential of barrage fish ponds for the mitigation of pesticide pollution in streams

Abstract : Barrage fishponds may represent a significant surface water area in some French regions. Knowledge on their effect on water resources is therefore necessary for the development of appropriate water quality management plans at the regional scale. Although there is much information on the nutrient removal capacity of these water bodies, little attention has been paid to other agricultural contaminants such as pesticides. The present paper reports the results of a 1-year field monitoring of pesticide concentrations and water flows measured upstream and downstream from a fishpond in North East France to evaluate its capacity in reducing pesticide loads. Among the 42 active substances that had been applied on the fishpond's catchment, seven pesticides (five herbicides, two fungicides) were studied. The highest concentration in the inflow to the pond was 26.5 mu g/L (MCPA), while the highest concentration in pond outflow was 0.54 mu g/L (prosulfocarb). Removal rates of dissolved pesticides in the fishpond ranged from 0-8 % (prosulfocarb) to 100 % (clopyralid). Although not primarily designed for the treatment of diffuse sources of pesticides, the studied fishpond had the potential to do so.
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Juliette Gaillard, Marielle Thomas, Angélique Lazartigues, Benilde Bonnefille, Christelle Pallez, et al.. Potential of barrage fish ponds for the mitigation of pesticide pollution in streams. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer Verlag, 2016, 23 (1), pp.23-35. ⟨10.1007/s11356-015-5378-6⟩. ⟨hal-01575593⟩



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