Formulating a Coastal Plain Water Quality Project

by Mark S. Gates, USDA, United States,
Stephen D. Kemmerle, USDA, United States,
Salvador Palalay, USDA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference

Abstract: In 1988, the Soil Conservation Service in Delaware helped local sponsors prepare a detailed preauthorization planning report for water quality improvement in Indian River Bay watershed, one of the Delaware Inland Bays. The report was prepared under the authorities of Public Law-566, the Small Watershed Program. Problems and opportunities were quantified and land treatment alternatives were formulated in the agricultural sector for water quality improvement. Key components of resource management systems to address the identified non-point source pollution problems include structures for water control to regulate water in drainage systems and improved agricultural waste management. Methodologies and findings, including DRAINMOD applications, are presented in this paper.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water pollution | Watersheds | Water resources | Sea water | Resource management | Coastal plains | Nonpoint pollution | Bays | Drainage systems | North America | Delaware | United States

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