Shore erosion as a sediment source to the tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia
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Shore erosion as a sediment source to the tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia by Andrew J. Miller

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Books and Open-File Reports Section, U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, Denver, CO .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Potomac River Estuary.

Subjects:

  • Estuarine sediments -- Potomac River Estuary.,
  • Beach erosion -- Potomac River Estuary.,
  • Water quality -- Potomac River Estuary.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 43-44.

Statementby Andrew J. Miller.
SeriesA Water-quality study of the tidal Potomac River and Estuary ;, [ch. E], U.S. Geological Survey water-supply paper ;, 2234-E
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGC97.8.P67 M54 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 45 p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2998876M
LC Control Number84600370

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  Shore erosion as a sediment source to the tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia by Andrew J. Miller, , U.S. Geological Survey edition, in EnglishPages: Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook. If you have 'high speed' internet and would like to attempt a single download for all the ESC practices and specifications, there is a zipped/compressed file available. Note: digital versions are not allowed for use during the certification exam. Major source loads of sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, ultimate BOD, and dis­ solved silica to: The tidal Potomac River and Estuary during the water years G22 The tidal Potomac River during the water years G22 The tidal Potomac River during July, August, and September of the water years G22 Cited by: 3. The characteristics and distributions of near-surface bottom sediments and of nutrients in the sediments provide information on modern sediment and nutrient sources, sedimentation environments, and geochemical reactions in the tidal Potomac system, Maryland and Virginia. This information is fundamental to an improved understanding of sedimentation and eutrophication problems in the tidal.

The Maryland Shore Erosion Task Force estimated that more than acres of tidal shoreline are lost each year in Maryland (State of Maryland Shore Erosion Task Force ). This translates into an estimated million cubic yards of sediment delivered to the Bay. As development along the shore continues, each year more of the. submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal potomac river and estuary of maryland, virginia, and the district of columbia. hydrologic data report,Cited by: 3. Understanding Shore Erosion. Erosion and sedimentation (the deposition of sediment) are natural processes, but often are in conflict with our use of the shoreline. The most noticeable problem created by erosion is the loss of waterfront property. Waterfront property values are high, so manyFile Size: 2MB. The Potomac River is often referred to as our nation’s river because it flows through Washington D.C. – the nation’s capitol. It is a shared resource between Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The river’s watershed area, or land that drains to it, encompas square miles in four states and the.

Tributary Basin Middle Potomac3 Patuxent Patapsco/BackD Upper Western Shore Lower Western Shore Lower Potomac Upper Eastern Shore Choptank Lower Eastern Shore Average Erosion Rate (ft/yr) - - Approximate Shoreline Length (miles) 36 Source: Maryland Geological Survey. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) formally updated erosion and sediment control regulations on Janu The new regulations will enhance erosion and sediment control practices across the State, improve the water quality of construction site runoff, and help in Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.   The North Branch of the Potomac River forms the border between Maryland and West Virginia from its origin at the Fairfax Stone downstream to its confluence with the South Branch of the Potomac. The Upper North Branch of the Potomac River is defined as the reach between its headwaters in West Virginia and its confluence with the Savage River. The Potomac Formation also forms the large majority of the Coastal Plain section beneath Old Town and Del Ray, but is covered in that area by thick, younger alluvial deposits of the Potomac River, referred to herein as the “Old Town terrace”. Plate 4 illustrates the geology of File Size: KB.