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Hampton roads regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program

Fact Sheet 2016-3095

In cooperation with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
By:
ORCID iD and ORCID iD
https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163095

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Introduction

How much nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended solids are contributed by the highly urbanized areas of the Hampton Roads region in Virginia to Chesapeake Bay? The answer to this complex question has major implications for policy decisions, resource allocations, and efforts aimed at restoring clean waters to Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. To quantify the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended solids delivered to the bay from this region, the U.S. Geological Survey has partnered with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), in cooperation with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), to conduct a water-quality monitoring program throughout the Hampton Roads region.

Suggested Citation

Porter, A.J., and Jastram, J.D., 2016, Hampton roads regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3095, 2 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163095.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Why a Regional Water-Quality Program in Hampton Roads?
  • How Does Urban Stormwater Affect the Health of Chesapeake Bay?
  • How Does the Monitoring Program Work?

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hampton roads regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2016-3095
DOI:
10.3133/fs20163095
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Virginia Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
2
Country:
United States
State:
Virginia
Online Only (Y/N):
N