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Main Title Ware River intensive watershed study : 2. estuarine receiving water quality /
Author Bosco, Cindy. ; Anderson, Gary F. ; Neilson, Bruce
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Anderson, Gary F.
Neilson, Bruce.
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 600-3-83-078b; EPA-R-806310
Stock Number PB83-253195
OCLC Number 14353638
Subjects Water--Pollution--Virginia--Ware River Watershed ; Estuarine pollution--Virginia--Ware River Watershed ; Water quality--Virginia--Ware River Watershed ; Ware River Watershed (Va)--Water quality
Additional Subjects Runoff ; Water pollution ; Ware River ; Sampling ; Nutrients ; Concentration(Composition) ; Inorganic phosphates ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Ocean tides ; Plankton blooms ; Spring season ; Environmental impacts ; Chesapeake Bay ; Dilution ; Nonpoint sources ; Organic loading
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-83-078b Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB83-253195 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 119 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
The Ware River is a relatively 'clean' estuarine system. However, during summer months some of the nutrients, particularly inorganic phosphorus and organic nitrogen, achieve levels associated with moderate enrichment. The Ware is typical of other small tributaries of Chesapeake Bay: nutrient levels are higher at low tide, the estuary is more homogeneous laterally than longitudinally, and vertical gradients exist for dissolved oxygen, total phosphorus, and suspended solids. The estuary is generally phosphorus limited, except during the annual spring phytoplankton blooms (April 1979 and March 1980) when uptake of inorganic nitrogen by plankton causes the system to be nitrogen limited. Impacts of nonpoint source pollution are slight and shortlived in the estuary. This appears to be due to dilution by Bay waters and sedimentation in the upstream marshes.
"August 1983." Grant no. 806310. "EPA 600-3-83-078b." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109). "PB83-253195." Print reproduction.