||Report on the Potomac River Basin Studies. Technical Appendix to Part VII. Report on Needs for Water Supply and Flow Regulation for Quality Control in the Washington Standard Metropolitan Area.
||Public Health Service, Charlottesville, Va. Div. of Water Supply and Pollution Control
Potomac River Basin ;
Washington Metropolitan Area ;
Water supply ;
Water flow ;
Water quality data ;
Water pollution ;
Waste water ;
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This study was performed at the request of the Corps of Engineers as a part of the comprehensive study of the water resources of the Potomac River Basin. The purpose was to determine the effect of the discharge of the Potomac River on the waste assimilation capacity of the river system at and near Washington, D. C. The river at this point has a tidal range of about 3 feet, but is above the region of noticeable salt intrusion. River discharges are swallowed up in the tidal system; water motion in this region is dominated by the tide. Wastes discharged near Washington remain in the vicinity for some time; large quantities of oxygen are consumed and a vast supply of nutrient material are provided for aquatic organisms. A large part of these wastes must be satisfied in the upper reaches of the Potomac Estuary.