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Main Title Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study: Interstitial Water Chemistry-Chemical Zonation, Tributaries Study and Trace Metals.
Author Hill, J. M. ; Blakeslee, P. J. ; Conkwright, R. D. ; McKeon, G. ;
CORP Author Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Nov 82
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-805693; EPA/600/3-88/053;
Stock Number PB89-134399
Additional Subjects Chesapeake Bay ; Sediments ; Trace elements ; Water chemistry ; Sea water ; Intertidal zone ; Water pollution ; Sedimentation ; Bed load ; Detritus ; Lead ; Cadmium ; Copper ; Zinc ; Maryland ; Elizabeth River ; Patapsco River ; James River ; Ware River ; Rhode River
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-134399 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 79p
The sediments of the Chesapeake Bay constitute a large reservoir of chemical species derived from natural and anthropogenic sources. The behavior of these materials in the estuary is determined by the physiochemical sedimentary environments in which they are found. Three major environments are identified, from the interstitial water chemistry as Northern Bay, Middle Bay, and Southern Bay. The chemical sedimentary environments of five tributaries to the main Bay were sampled for interstitial water. The data indicate the concentration of the metals are greater than coastal seawater and river water, and comparable to concentrations found in municipal waste.