Flow and salinity were monitored during 1989-92 in West Neck Creek, Virginia, which provides a direct hydraulic connection between the brackish waters of Chesapeake Bay and the relatively fresh waters of Currituck Sound. During the 308 days for which data were available, flow was to the south 64 percent of the time, but 80 percent of the southward flows were less than 40 cubic feet per second. Flows ranged from 356 cubic feet per second to the south to 50 cubic feet per second to the north, and the highest flows were associated with precipitation events. Salinity ranged from less than O.1 to 24.5 parts per thousand, and the highest salinities were observed during periods of sustained, high northerly winds. Salt transport ranged from 34,510 tons per day to the south to 302 tons per day to the north.
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Flow and salinity in West Neck Creek, Virginia, 1989-92, and salinity in North Landing River, North Carolina, 1991-92
Water-Resources Investigations Report
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