Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1974

Abstract

Bottom sediment samples were collected from the James River in Virginia and analyzed to evaluate the effects of tropical storm Agnes (summer, 1972) upon the sediment chemistry . The results of these analyses, frcm hereon called "post Agnes data," were compared with data from a similar study carried out during the summer of 1971 ( "pre-Agnes data"), reported under contract no. DACW-65-71-C-00~7 .

The post Agnes samples encompass three distinct shoaling areas involving a total of 34. 75 nautical miles of the James River . The first area extending from mile 24. 75 to 33. 50 can be considered os the · Oligohaline James River estuary; the second and third areas extending from nautical mile 36.50 to 4o .75 and 57.00 to 59 . 50 respectively are considered part of the lower tidal fresh water James .

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/zxjz-mx10

Keywords

Estuarine sediments -- Virginia -- James River

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