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Main Title Nutrients and Suspended Sediment Transported in the Susquehanna River Basin, 2006, and Trends, January 1985 Through December 2006.
Author K. H. McGonigal
CORP Author Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg.; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2007
Report Number PUBLICATION-252; EPA-ME4100025873
Stock Number PB2009-116079
Additional Subjects Nutrients ; Water resources ; Pennsylvania ; Susquehanna River ; Hydrologic data ; Water quality ; Conestoga River ; Juniata River ; Phosphorous ; Nitrogen ; Chesapeake Bay watershed ; Chesapeake Bay program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-116079 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Nutrient and suspended-sediment (SS) samples were collected under base flow and stormflow conditions during calendar year 2006 for Group A sites listed in Table 2. Fixed date samples also were collected at these sites. Additionally, fixed date samples were collected during 2006 at Group B sites listed in Table 2. All samples were analyzed for nitrogen and phosphorus species, total organic carbon (TOC), and SS. Precipitation for 2006 was above average for all Group A sites. Highest departures from the long-term precipitation averages were recorded at Danville, Pa., with 8.39 inches above the long-term mean (LTM). Highest departure above the LTM for discharge was 132 percent of LTM at Danville, which was mostly a result of late June flooding in New York. Lowest departure from the LTM was at Newport, Pa., for both rainfall at 2.17 inches above LTM and for flow at 81 percent of the LTM. Precipitation and flows were above LTM at several sites largely due to high flows caused by Tropical Storm Ernesto during late June and early July.