Coastal ecosystem assessment of Chesapeake Bay Watersheds land use patterns and river conditions.

, R. Trippe, Lonnie Gonsalves, & Gretchen A. Messick
In coastal and estuarine regions, land use can have a profound impact on aquatic ecosystem health. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, agriculture and urbanization have transformed major portions of the landscape, though some areas of undeveloped land remain. This document assesses the health of six Bay tributaries with different land use profiles via a suite of water quality and biological condition variables. Linkages are then explored between these scored variables and land use in the...
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