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Water-quality monitoring of three major tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay : interim data report

Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-78

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey is monitoring the water quality of three major tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay at their fall lines in order to obtain estimates of constituent inputs potentially available to the Bay. The monitoring sites are: Susquehanna River at Conowingo, MD.; Potomac River at Washington , DC.; and James River at Cartersville, VA. Water-quality data collected from October 1978 to April 1980 are presented in tabular format. Concentrations of major ions, nutrient and carbon species, metals, pesticides, suspended sediment, and other selected constituents are presented for a range of flows. The mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, and median values for each constituent were determined by standard methods and are presented for each sampling station. Bivariate linear regressions were run for all constituents versus streamflow, specific conductance, and suspended sediment. Those relationships exhibiting coefficients of determination greater than 0.50 are tabulated. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-quality monitoring of three major tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay : interim data report
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
80-78
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
x, 66 p. :map ;26 cm.