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Main Title Contributions of Shore Erosion and Resuspension to Nearshore Turbidity in the Choptank River, Maryland.
Author Halka, J. P. ; Sanford, L. P.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis.; Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore.; Maryland Univ., Solomons. Center for Environmental Science.; Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 2014
Report Number DNR-12-632013-650; UMCES-CONTRIB-4769
Stock Number PB2016-104445
Additional Subjects Erosion ; Shores ; Chesapeake Bay ; Nearshore turbidity ; Natural resources management ; Suspended sediments ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Aquatic vegetation ; Nearshore resuspension ; Choptank River (Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2016-104445 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 69p
This project addressed the specific contributions of shore erosion and nearshore resuspension to nearshore turbidity. The work was performed in a tributary system of the Chesapeake Bay, the Choptank River. This tributary exhibits a range of geomorphic characteristics that are common to many of the other tributaries of the Bay as well as the mainstem Bay itself: 1) a broad embayed mouth region where the fetch is large, the water is deep and many reaches of the shore are very exposed; 2) a narrower brackish tidal reach where fetch is more restricted but tidal velocities are enhanced; and, 3) a progressively narrowing upstream portion where fluvial influences are more dominant. The work focused specifically on an exposed headland in the mouth region where rapid shore erosion is an ongoing problem, Todds Point.