COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Spring Flood Outlook Has Implications for Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia
Description: The NOAA 2014 U.S. Spring Flood Risk Assessment provides an important first look at some of the factors that influence summer hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. This year's predicted elevated flood risk in the Upper Midwest and the Ohio River Valley may result in a larger hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico than the average size in recent years. [Source: NOAA National Ocean Service]
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Source: NOAA National Ocean Service
Publish Date: 4/16/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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