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Main Title Using the Sediment Quality Triad to Characterize Toxic Conditions in the Chesapeake Bay (2002): An Assessment of Tidal River Segments in the Bohemia, Elk, Northeast, and Severn Rivers.
Author A. E. Pinkney ; B. L. McGee ; P. C. McGowan ; D. J. Fisher ; J. Ashley
CORP Author Fish and Wildlife Service, Annapolis, MD.; Maryland Univ., Queenstown. Wye Research and Education Center.; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, PA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 2005
Report Number CBFO-C05-01
Stock Number PB2012-102850
Additional Subjects Tidal tributaries ; Water pollution control ; Contaminants ; Sediments ; Tables (Data) ; Figures ; Adverse effects ; Chemical contamination ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Toxic conditions ; Assessments ; Cheasapeak Bay ; Tidal River Segments ; Sediment quality triads ; Bohemia River ; Elk Rivers ; Northeast River ; Severn River
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2012-102850 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 234p
This study evaluated sediment chemistry, sediment toxicity and benthic community structure (i.e., the Sediment Quality Triad) at stations in tidal segments of the bohemia, Elk, Northeast, and Severn Rivers in Maryland. The Triad sampling was scheduled during the summer/fall index period for determining the Benthic Index of biotic Integrity (B-IBI). An additional goal was to examine concentrations of water column contaminants in these tributaries, with sampling scheduled for the spring to capture possible influences from runoff. To evaluate the feasibility of conducting 'in situ' toxicity tests with a prototype caging system, larval sheepshead minnows ('Cyprinidon variegatus') were exposed in the Severn River and a reference area (Wye River).