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Executive Council's Agricultural Nonpoint Source Initiative

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The goal of Total Resource Management Planning is to identify ways to manage agricultural land holistically by including both environmental and economic factors.  The process makes the farmer aware of tthe relationship among various…

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-Based Requirements and Restoration Targets_A Second Technical Synthesis

Publication date: August 01, 2000 | Type of document:

The  principal relationships between water quality conditions and light regimes for growth of SAV are illustrated in Figuree1, which represents an expansion of a similar conceptual diagram presented in the first SAV technical…

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

Publication date: May 01, 2010 | Type of document:

In April 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Qualityy Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, WaterClarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries which was the…

Nutrient-Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This study was funded by grants X-003311-01-0 and X-003310-02-0 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration through the University of Maryland Sea Grant College.  The…

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report

Publication date: December 01, 1989 | Type of document:

In 1988, the Water Quality Task Group developed the Basinwide Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  The strategy describes state point and nonpoint source (NPS) programs designed to meet the agreement goal of reducing nutrient loads entering…

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds

Publication date: May 01, 2007 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program's Sediment workgroup was assigned the task of developing sedimentsheds.  The purpose of tje sedimentsheds is that they would be applied to determine the source of sediment that is contributing to water clarity…

Vegetated Filter Strips for Agricultural Runoff Treatment

Publication date: August 01, 1987 | Type of document:

When data from all tests were averaged, mass losses of total suspended solids, nitrogen and phosphoru from bare source areas were reduced by 72%, 17%, and 41% respectively, by 4.6 m (15 ft) wide filters.  TSS, N, and P reductions by 9.2…

Estimation of Nonpoint Source Loading Factors in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

Publication date: September 01, 1990 | Type of document:

The objective of this project entered into by US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) was to assist the Chesapeake Bay Program in developing appropriate parameters to calibrate the…

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segementation Scheme-2004

Publication date: October 01, 2004 | Type of document:

For the last 20 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program partners have used various forms of a basic segementation scheme to organize the collection, analysis and presentation of environmental data.  The Chesapeake Bay Program Segementation…

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds_Sediment and Its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

Publication date: July 01, 2002 | Type of document:

Sedimentshed is a new concept, and is defined as the area that contributes the sediment which directly influences water clarity in near-shore Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) grow zones.  The goals of this report is *to provide a…

Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses

Publication date: September 22, 2003 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Bay grasses are a unique yardstick for measuring the progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts because they are not under harvest pressure and their health is closely linked to water quality. In recent years both the health and…



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