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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Originator: USGS; VA Dept of the Environmental Quality, Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Programs