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Main Title Chesapeake Bay, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Technical Synthesis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, December 1992.
Author Batiuk, R. A. ; Orth, R. J. ; Moore, K. A. ; Dennison, W. C. ; Stevenson, J. C. ;
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point. ;Maryland Univ., Cambridge. Horn Point Environmental Labs. ;Geological Survey, Reston, VA. ;Harford Community Coll., Bel Air, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 0
Report Number 903-R-92-001; CBP/TRS 83/92; PB93196665
Stock Number PB93 196665
OCLC Number 62488756
Additional Subjects Aquatic plants ; Submerged plants ; Habitats ; Water pollution control ; Chesapeake Bay ; Anoxia ; Nutrients ; Marine fishes ; Shellfish ; Population growth ; Turbidity ; Government policies ; Survival ; Depth ; Underwater light ; Plant growth ; Chlorophylls ; Models ; Graphs(Charts) ; Tables(Data) ; Water quality data ; Restoration ; Total suspended solids
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/R-92-001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/15/2010
NTIS  PB93-196665 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [1 v.]
Chesapeake Bay, one of the world's largest estuaries, has experienced deterioration of water quality from nutrient enrichment, resulting in anoxic or hypoxic conditions and declines in living resources. Determination of relationships between water quality and various living resources provides a mechanism of relating anthropogenic inputs to the 'health' of Chesapeake Bay. One of the major factors contributing to the high productivity of Chesapeake Bay has been the historical abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). SAV in Chesapeake Bay include some twenty freshwater and marine species of rooted, flowering plants. SAV provide food for waterfowl and are critical habitat for shellfish and finfish. SAV also affect nutrient cycling, sediment stability, and water turbidity. The primary objective of the SAV Technical Synthesis is to establish the quantitative levels of relevant water quality parameters necessary to support continued survival, propagation, and restoration of SAV.