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Trends in Nutrient and Suspended Solids at the FallLine of Five Tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, July 1988 through 1995 2000

Published: January 01, 1996

The purpose of this report is to: 1) present flow-adjusted trends in nutrients and suspended solids for five major tributariesto Chesapeake Bay in Virginia near the Fall Line; 2) discuss possible factors that affect trends in water quality at these rivers, and 3) assess quality assurance/quality control results.  Water quality samples were collected at the James and Rappahannock Rivers from July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1995; at the Appomatox and Pamunkey Rivers from July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1994; and at the Mattaponi River from September 1, 1989 through June 30, 1995.  The samples were collected on a twice-per-month scheduled basis, most often during base-flow conditions, and also during high-flow events to cover a range in discharge conditions.

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