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Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Suspended-Sediment Loads and Trends measured in Nine Chesapeake Bay Tributaries: Water Years 1985-2015

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Moyer, D.L., 2016, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Suspended-Sediment Loads and Trends measured in Nine Chesapeake Bay Tributaries: Water Years 1985-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7Q81B5N.

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Nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended-sediment loads, and changes in loads, in rivers across the Chesapeake Bay watershed have been calculated using monitoring data from the nine Chesapeake Bay River Input Monitoring (RIM) stations for the period 1985 through 2015. Nutrient and suspended-sediment loads and changes in loads were determined by applying a weighted regression approach called WRTDS (Weighted Regression on Time, Discharge, and Season). The load results represent the total mass of nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended sediment that was exported from each of the nine RIM watersheds. When summed, the loads from the nine RIM stations represents the total load delivered from nearly eighty-percent of the bay watershed. To determine [...]

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Author :
Douglas L Moyer
Originator :
Guoxiang Yang, Joel D Blomquist
USGS Mission Area :
Water
SDC Data Owner :
Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center

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