Cultural eutrophication in the Choptank and Patuxent estuaries of Chesapeake Bay


The Choptank and Patuxent tributaries of Chesapeake Bay have become eutrophic over the last 50–100 years. Systematic monitoring of nutrient inputs began in ;1970, and there have been 2–5-fold increases in nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) inputs during 1970–2004 due to sewage discharges, fertilizer applications, atmospheric deposition, and changes in land use… (More)


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