Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory Technical Bulletin No.3
Previous sampling of the stream crossing Bobtown Road (Rt 178) near the intersection of Hollies Church Road (Rt. 620), had indicated high levels of nitrogen in the stream flow (Snyder and Ross, 2019). During a dry period, total nitrogen was determined as 21.932 mg/L, at the end of a rain event 9.56 mg/L was recovered, and during an extended wet period without major rainfall, a value of 18.26 mg/L was found. The lower value associated with the rain event suggested dilution of a ground water source. The proximity of the retired Accomack County Landfill upstream of the site triggered a higher resolution sampling of the stream in an attempt to isolate a source of the nitrogen loading.
Water quality, water contamination
Snyder, R. A., & Ross, P. G. (2019) Water quality in an unnamed branch of Pungoteague Creek, Bobtown Road and Hollies Church Road, VA.. VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory Technical Bulletin No.3. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/bhz7-8h64