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Hampton roads regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program

December 2, 2016

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Hampton roads regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program
DOI 10.3133/fs20163095
Authors Aaron J. Porter, John D. Jastram
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2016-3095
Index ID fs20163095
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Virginia Water Science Center