Short-Term Trend in Flow-Adjusted Total Phosphorus Concentration, 2004-2013

Short-Term Trend in Flow-Adjusted Total Phosphorus Concentration, 2004-2013

Author: USGS

Date created: Jan 07, 2015

Over the past decade, none of the monitoring sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have shown improving flow-adjusted trends in phosphorus concentrations. Between 2004 and 2013: zero sites have shown improving trends for phosphorus concentrations. Two sites—including the Choptank and Susquehanna rivers—have shown degrading trends. Seven sites—including the Appomattox, James, Mattaponi, Pamunkey, Patuxent, Potomac and Rappahannock rivers—have shown minor changes that are not statistically significant.

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