Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

3-20-2019

Series

VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory Technical Bulletin No.3

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/bhz7-8h64

Keywords

Water quality, water contamination

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