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Nutrient load summaries for major lakes and estuaries of the Eastern United States, 2002

Data Series 820

National Water-Quality Assessment Program
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DOI: 10.3133/ds820

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Abstract

Nutrient enrichment of lakes and estuaries across the Nation is widespread. Nutrient enrichment can stimulate excessive plant and algal growth and cause a number of undesirable effects that impair aquatic life and recreational activities and can also result in economic effects. Understanding the amount of nutrients entering lakes and estuaries, the physical characteristics affecting the nutrient processing within these receiving waterbodies, and the natural and manmade sources of nutrients is fundamental to the development of effective nutrient reduction strategies. To improve this understanding, sources and stream transport of nutrients to 255 major lakes and 64 estuaries in the Eastern United States were estimated using Spatially Referenced Regression on Watershed attributes (SPARROW) nutrient models.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Nutrient load summaries for major lakes and estuaries of the Eastern United States, 2002
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
820
DOI:
10.3133/ds820
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
North Carolina Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 10 p.; Table 3A & 3B; 2 appendices
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Eastern United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y