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

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

Author: USGS

Date created: Jan 02, 2013

Over the past 10 years, the majority of sediment concentration trends are non-significant monitoring at sites within the Bay watershed with many sites showing degrading condition and only a few are improving. The trend results indicate that at some monitored locations, short-term trends indicate that management actions, such as efforts to curb erosion and runoff have reduced concentrations of sediment. While these reductions provide evidence of improving conditions in some upstream areas, additional reductions will be needed to have healthier streams and meet water-quality goals for the Bay.

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