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Geohydrology and geochemistry near coastal ground-water-discharge areas of the Eastern Shore, Virginia

Water Supply Paper 2479

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Abstract

Local and regional patterns in the organic content of sediments in the surficial aquifer, as reflected in topography and land use, control dissolved oxygen and nitrate concentrations in ground water that recharged through agricultural fields and flowed beneath riparian woodlands. Dissolved oxygen and nitrate concentrations decreased beneath the woodlands as a result of changes in the organic content of the sediments that resulted from deposition of the sediments, not the current presence of riparian woodlands.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geohydrology and geochemistry near coastal ground-water-discharge areas of the Eastern Shore, Virginia
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2479
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by the U.S. Geological Survey, Map Distribution,
Description:
vi, 73 p. :ill., maps ; 28 cm.