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Main Title Ware River Intensive Watershed Study - 1. Nonpoint Source Contributions.
Author Anderson, Gary F. ; Bosco, Cindy ; Neilson, Bruce ;
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-806310; EPA-600/3-83-078A;
Stock Number PB83-253187
Additional Subjects Runoff ; Water pollution ; Ware River ; Watersheds ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Phosphorus ; Nitrogen ; Ammonia ; Farms ; Catch basins ; Residential buildings ; Forest land ; Base flow ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Rainfall ; Land use ; Tables(Data) ; Maryland ; Virginia ; Chesapeake Bay ; Nonpoint sources ; Organic loading ; Storm water runoff
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-253187 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 133p
Runoff quantity and quality were monitored for row crop, residential and forested lands in the Ware basin for the period of October 1979 to July 1981. Loading rates have been calculated for both baseflow and stormflow contributions at each site. Concentrations increased during stormflow periods for all water quality constituents except dissolved silica. Concentrations of total phosphorus, nitrogen and dissolved ammonia were substantially higher in the runoff at the two agricultural sites than at the residential and forested catchments. The residential catchment has high concentrations of dissolved nutrients and BOD5 in both baseflow and storm runoff. Storm runoff produced 83 and 70% of the total phosphorus and nitrogen loads, and 62 and 91% of the BOD5 and suspended solids loads, respectively.