Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date



Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No.91


This study, prepared for the National Commission on Water Quality, is an analysis of the present and future water quality in the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River at Conowingo, Md. to the Atlantic Ocean. The objectives addressed in this volume of the study are 1.) Description of the present conditions of water quality and water quantity with respect to temperature, salinity, nutrients and dissolved oxygen. and 2.) Projection of future water quality conditions associated with the achievement of require ments and goals of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, P.L. 92-500, 86 Stat. 816. The assessment of present and future biological and ecol ogical conditions is addressed in Volume II.



Virginia, Water Quality, Measurment, Modeling


National Commission on Water Quality



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