Aquatic Plants in Maryland - A Growing Menace

by Michael A. Kolessar,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


The rapid increase in the population of the Chesapeake Bay Area coupled with the almost explosive increase in tidewater-oriented pursuits has resulted in intensive development of waterfront property. With the development of the shore, there has been an ever increasing supply of nutrients to the bay waters. While these nutrients increase the overall productivity of the water by enhancing the propagation of finish and shellfish through the organization of green plants, the plants, uncontrolled, grow in overabundance and create new problems.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Aquatic habitats | Bays | Nutrients | Coupling | Explosions | Shores | Water supply | Maryland | United States

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