Response of Maryland Streams to Agricultural Drainage

by Karl C. Weaver, Maryland State Dep of Health &, Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA,
Mary A. Dircks, Maryland State Dep of Health &, Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: An agricultural ditching and channelization project has been proposed for the Eastern shore of Maryland. The Upper Chester River Watershed Plan will involve up to 708 kilometers of ditching and channelization. Due to public concern regarding environmental degradation involving this project, the Office of Environmental Programs of Maryland is conducting a water quality monitoring program. This study examines the hydrological and nutrient export characteristics of the affected streams.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Water pollution | Agriculture | Rivers and streams | Stream channels | Irrigation water | Environmental issues | Nutrients | Water quality | Watersheds | North America | Maryland | United States

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