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Datasets and metadata for estimates of nitrate loads and yields from groundwater to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed based on land use and geology

July 26, 2018

This USGS data release contains datasets, metadata, and figures associated with estimating nitrate loads and yields from groundwater to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed based on land use and geology.

There are three shapefiles with associated metadata and figures representing the shapefiles:

Catchments_GWcontribN.shp: NHDPlus catchment estimates of groundwater contribution of nitrate to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
HUC12_GWcontribN.shp: HUC 12 estimates of groundwater contribution of nitrate to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Sites_GWcontribN.shp: Sites with baseflow measurements for nitrate plus nitrite within the Chesapeake Bay watershed

These data support the following publication:

Terziotti, Silvia, Capel, P.D., Tesoriero, A.J., Hopple, J.A., and Kronholm, S.C., 2017, Estimates of nitrate loads and yields from groundwater to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed based on land use and geology: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5160, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175160.