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Assessment of Nutrient Loading to Jamaica Bay, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York

Dates

End Date
2007

Summary

Significant changes in nitrogen loads to Jamaica Bay have likely occurred with progressive improvements to Water Pollution Control Plants (WCWPs) that discharge into the Bay. Data available from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and others will be used to determine loads from WPCPs, combined sewer overflows, and the atmosphere. Selected wells within the USGS water quality database, including those near the landfills that are immediately adjacent to Jamaica Bay, will be used to determine concentrations of nutrients in shallow ground water that enter the bay from ground water seepage. To facilitate evaluation of ground water loads, an existing USGS Finite element model that simulates sub sea discharge to Jamaica [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Mark J Benotti
Funding Agency :
National Park Service
Co-Investigator :
Michele Fisher
CMS Group :
New York Water Science Center

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“Jamaica Bay, N.Y., and selected point and nonpoint sources of nitrogen”
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“Age and extent of sw mixing as defined by a coupled hydrodynamic/qw model”
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“Average annual concentrations of five nitrogen species at three sites”
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valueChanges in nitrogen loading to Jamaica Bay have likely occurred with progressive improvements to Water Pollution Control Plants (WCWPs) that discharge into the Bay. Data available from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and others will be used to determine loads from WPCPs, combined sewer overflows, and the atmosphere. Selected wells within the USGS water quality database, including those near the landfills that are immediately adjacent to Jamaica Bay, will be used to determine concentrations of nutrients in shallow ground water that enter the bay from ground water seepage.

Jamaica Bay, N.Y., and selected point and nonpoint sources of nitrogen
Jamaica Bay, N.Y., and selected point and nonpoint sources of nitrogen

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  • Jamaica Bay Nutrients

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