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Table 1 Characteristics of the Weida catchment

From: Modelling the effect of different agricultural practices on stream nitrogen load in central Germany

  Weida
Area (km2) 99.5
Elevation (m a.s.l) 357–552
Land use
 Arable land (%) 40.0
 Forest (%) 29.0
 Pastures (%) 26.0
 Urban (%) 5.0
Population density 80
Geology (–) Clay schist and eruptive rocks
Soil (–) Sandy loam and silt loam
Main temperature (°C) 7
Mean annual precipitation (mm year−1) 640
Mean discharge (m3 s−1) 0.72a
Mean specific discharge (l s−1 km2) 7.24
Mean NO3˗N concentration (mg l−1) 8.81b
  1. aPeriod considered is 1975–2004
  2. bPeriod considered is 1997–2003