Chesapeake Bay watershed 5 year short-term sediment yields 2007 - 2011

Chesapeake Bay watershed 5 year short-term sediment yields 2007 - 2011

Author: USGS

Date created: Jan 02, 2013

Average yields for total sediment (TS) were estimated for the last five years at 65 sites and classified into thirds as high, medium, and low. While the distribution was spatially variable, there were some general patterns in location. Generally, spatial patterns not very discernible for sediment except for higher yields in the middle of the watershed, areas where total nitrogen and total phosphorus yields are also highest. The lowest yields are generally in the western areas of the Bay watershed, an area dominated by forests and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.

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