COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Increased Sediment and Nutrients Delivered to Bay as Susquehanna Reservoirs Near Sediment Capacity
Description: Reservoirs near the mouth of the Susquehanna River just above Chesapeake Bay are nearly at capacity in their ability to trap sediment. As a result, large storms are already delivering increasingly more suspended sediment and nutrients to the Bay, which may negatively impact restoration efforts. Too many nutrients rob the Bay of oxygen needed for fish and, along with sediment, cloud the waters, disturbing the habitat of underwater plants crucial for aquatic life and waterfowl. [Source: U.S. Geological Survey]
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Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 8/30/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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