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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Data report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) ; no. 54.


Previous field surveys and modeling studies (Kuo et al. 1991; Park et al. 1993) indicated the presence of three different water quality regimes in the tidal Rappahannock River (Fig. 1), a western shore tributary of Chesapeake Bay: : Region I - hypoxic conditions during summer in the bottom water between km 0-55 : Region II - high chlorophyll concentration between km 80-147 : Region III - waste water discharges from sewage treatment plants To study the differences among these 3 reaches of the river, two types of field surveys were conducted during the summer of 1993: 1) longitudinal surveys in Region III and 2) benthic flux surveys using domes in Region I and II. This data report describes these field surveys and presents the data collected from them, consisting of two parts: Part I for longitudinal surveys and Part II for dome surveys. The analysis of the data will be presented in another special report.



Water quality -- Virginia -- Rappahannock River

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