Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and ground waters.
Nonpoint source pollution comes from oil, pet waste, pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, road salt, bacteria, sediment, and any other contaminant that ends up on the ground naturally or from human activity. Rainwater and snowmelt picks up these contaminants as it washes over yards, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and fields and deposits them into Indiana’s lakes and streams as nonpoint source pollution.
Related Journals of Nonpoint Source Pollution
International Journal of Waste Resources, Advances in Recycling & Waste Management, Journal of Industrial Pollution Control, Journal of The American Water Resources Association, Journal of Environmental Quality, Lake and Reservoir Management.