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Main Title Introduction to Sedimentsheds: Sediment and Its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity. Final Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 2007
Report Number CBP/TRS-286-07
Stock Number PB2011-110353
Additional Subjects Sediment loads ; Water quality ; Geographic scales ; Sources ; Sinks ; Clustering ; Figures ; Sediment allocations ; Airsheds ; Pollution control ; Sedimentsheds ; Sediment-related monitoring data ; Water clarity ; Chesapeake Bay ; State water clarity-submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) ; Shallow Water Bay Grass Designated Use (SAVgrow zone)
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NTIS  PB2011-110353 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/09/2011
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Abstract Recent development and adoption of water clarity criteria and their tidal water clarity standards regulations for protection in the Shallow Water Bay Grass Designated Use (SAVgrow zone) areas of the Bay have placed a significant emphasis on the effect of sediment loads on Bay water clarity. Furthermore, previous modeling results indicated that sediment reductions from the watershed alone and nutrient reductions called for in the Tributary Strategies would not be sufficient to meet the new state water clarity-submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) acreage water quality standards. Success in achieving the states' water clarity-SAV acreage water quality standards will require recognition of the many factors affecting water clarity and their origin within the Bay and watershed. The Chesapeake Bay Program's Sediment workgroup was assigned the task of developing sedimentsheds. The purpose of the sedimentsheds is that they would be applied to determine the source of sediment that is contributing to water clarity violations in a SAV grow zone with the intent of using these results in the 2010 sediment reallocation process. The concept is expected to be similar to that of the previous determination of the airsheds which were used to determine the spatial extent of atmospheric nutrient sources affecting critical regions of the Bay.
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PUB Date Free Form May 2007
Category Codes 68D; 48G; 91A; 43F
NTIS Prices PC A04
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 119203560
Origin NTIS
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