Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1981

Abstract

A "paper study" was conducted to determine the consequences of nutrient enrichment in an estuary. First, a classification scheme was developed to assign- a "Level of Nutrient Enrichment" to a water body based on concentrations of Total Phosphorus and Total Nitrogen. The impacts of nutrient enrichment on the various uses of estuaries there were described and assessed. Finally, "safe" nutrient levels for Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries were recommended.

Keywords

Estuarine pollution -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.), Eutrophication -- Measurement

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