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Main Title Submerged aquatic vegetation in Upper Chesapeake Bay : studies related to possible causes of the recent decline in abundance /
Author Kemp, W. M. ; Boynton, W. R. ; Stevenson, J. C. ; Means, J. C. ; Twilley, R. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kemp, W. Michael.
CORP Author Maryland Univ., Cambridge. Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher [Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, Univ. of Maryland],
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/3-84-015; CONTRIB-1431; EPA-R-805932; EPA-X-003248
Stock Number PB84-140292
OCLC Number 18942368
Additional Subjects Aquatic plants ; Water pollution ; Chesapeake Bay ; Soils ; Runoff ; Herbicides ; Sediments ; Nutrients ; Algae ; Turbidity ; Plant growth ; Toxicity ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Stress(Physiology) ; Photosynthesis ; Tables(Data) ; Vascular plants ; Aatrex ; Linuron ; Water pollution effects(Plants)
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EJAD  EPA 600/3-84-015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/24/1992
ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-84-015 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/11/2016
NTIS  PB84-140292 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
This paper provides a synthesis of research conducted on possible causes of the decline in abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in upper Chesapeake Bay beginning in the late 1960's. Three factors potentially were emphasized in this study: Runoff of agricultural herbicides; erosional inputs of fine-grain sediments; nutrient enrichment and associated algal growth. Widespread use of herbicides in the estuarine watershed occurred contemporaneous with the SAV loss; however, extensive sampling of estuarine water and sediments during 1980-81 revealed that typical bay concentrations of herbicides (primarily atrazine) rarely exceeded 2ppb.
"EPA-600/3-84-015." "January 1984." Includes bibliographical references (pages VIII-54-VIII-60). Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.