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Main Title Strategic Assessment of Near Coastal Waters: Northeast Case Study. Chapter 3. Susceptibility and Concentration Status of Northeast Estuaries to Nutrient Discharges.
Author Warsh, C. ; Tolson, J. P. ; Klein, C. J. ; Orlando, S. P. ; Alexander, C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Team on Near Coastal Waters, Rockville, MD. ;Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Marine Science.
Publisher Jul 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/503/6-88/000;
Stock Number PB93-207710
Additional Subjects New England ; Water pollution monitoring ; Nutrients ; Estuaries ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Pollution sources ; Waste water ; Runoff ; Agricultural wastes ; Discharge measurement ; Northeastern Region(United States) ; National Estuarine Inventory
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-207710 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56p
The study is an assessment of the susceptibility and concentration status of 17 Northeast estuaries to nutrient-related pollution problems. It is the final version of one of seven chapters in the Case Study and one of two chapters that will be completed. It first presents background information on the problems of nutrient overenrichment in estuaries followed by a screening analysis of the susceptibility and status of estuaries to nutrient discharges and sections on nutrient sources and discharge estimation methods. The final section is an overview of the region based on simple comparisons of discharge estimates across estuaries in the region. Appendix A contains one-page summaries for each estuary that include information on significant physical and hydrologic features, susceptibility and pollutant status, nutrient discharge estimates, and a narrative to assist the reader interpret the data. Summary estimates of particular interest are the changes in nitrogen and phosphorus inputs that would significantly alter the pollutant status of each estuary. Four additional appendices contain more detailed breakdowns of nutrient discharges by season and by source, an evaluation of the quality of the discharge estimates, and the method for determining an estuary's nutrient concentration status and susceptibility to nutrient-related pollution problems.