Chesapeake Bay watershed 10 year phosphorus flow-adjusted concentration trend 2002 - 2011

Chesapeake Bay watershed 10 year phosphorus flow-adjusted concentration trend 2002 - 2011

Author: USGS

Date created: Jan 02, 2013

Over the past 10 years, the majority of phosphorus concentration trends are non-significant monitoring at sites within the Bay watershed with many sites showing improving condition and only a few are degrading. The trend results indicate that in many locations, management actions, such as improved wastewater treatment and nonpoint-source pollution controls (i.e. urban stormwater runoff and agricultural runoff controls), have reduced phosphorus concentrations in streams.

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