Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 413.
In 2008, wild celery (Vallisneria americana), water stargrass (Heteranthera dubia) and hydrilla (Hydrilla verticilata) shoots were transplanted into shallow water sites in the Hopewell region of the tidal James River and sampled for survivorship and growth throughout the SA V growing season. Water quality sampling was conducted at bi-weekly intervals throughout the year for water column nutrients, chlorophyll a, suspended solids, water transparency and other chemical and physical constituents important for SA V growth. Continuous water quality sampling was also conducted along the James River from the mouth of the Chickahominy River to the upstream limits of tidal water at Richmond as part of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. Objectives of this restoration and water quality study were to: 1) expand the SA V transplanted plots within the study areas previously transplanted; 2) conduct water quality sampling to determine the state of water quality for 2008 in the tidal freshwater James relative to current water quality standards and SA V habitat requirements; 3) evaluate SA V transplant performance and compare to water quality conditions; 4) monitor SA V re-growth in the upper tidal James River. more ....
Freshwater plants -- Transplanting -- Virginia -- James River Estuary; Water quality -- Virginia -- James River Estuary
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Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (Hopewell, Va.); Chesterfield County (Va.). Department of Public Utilities.; Henrico County (Va.). Department of Public Utilities.
Moore, K. A., Neikirk, B. B., Shields, E. C., & Parrish, D. (2009) Water quality conditions and restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the tidal freshwater James River, 2008. Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 413.. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V58K5M