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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-Based Requirements and Restoration Targets. A Second Technical Synthesis.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Dec 2000
Year Published 2000
Stock Number PB2001-103738
Additional Subjects Aquatic plants ; Submerged plants ; Habitats ; Water pollution control ; Chesapeake Bay ; Government policies ; Water quality data ; Total suspended solids ; Plant growth ; Survival ; Restoration ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2001-103738 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/17/2002
Collation 242p
The loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, from shallow waters of Chesapeake Bay, which was first noted in the early 1960s, is a widespread, well-documented problem. Although other factors, such as climatic events and herbicide toxicity, may have contributed to the decline of SAV in the Bay, the primary causes are eutrophication and associated reductions in light availability. The loss of SAV beds are of particular concern because these plants create rich animal habitats that support the growth of diverse fish and invertebrate populations. Similar declines in SAV have been occurring worldwide with increasing frequency during the last several decades. Many of these declines have been attributed to excessive nutrient enrichment and decreases in light availability. The health and survival of these plant communities in Chesapeake Bay and other coastal waters depend on suitable environmental conditions that define the quality of SAV habitat.