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Thong et al. (1993) found that the concentrations of inorganic nitrogen in creek water increased by a factor of 10 after heavy rains. Organic nitrogen concentrations also increased under these conditions. The increase in inorganic nitrogen in the creek was greatest when the water drained off vast areas of the mangrove forest either: (a) after the flooding of high amplitude spring tides, or (b) after heavy rains. On some occasions, but not consistently, dissolved organic nitrogen and particulate nitrogen increased as water drained off the forest.
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