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Nitrogen flux estimates in support of Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia and Anoxia forecasts, 1985-2021

August 16, 2021

Data release includes the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimate of spring nitrogen fluxes summed from nine tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay from 1985 to 2021. Data are presented as the sum from tributaries within the USGS River Input Monitoring (RIM) network identified by site numbers: 01491000, 01578310, 01594440, 01646580, 01668000, 01673000, 01674500, 02035000, 02041650. Periods of estimation include January through May and November through May. The estimates are made using up-to-date streamflow and all total nitrogen analyses available as of June 1 of the reporting year.

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