Restoration work on Potomac River results in improved water quality; Chesapeake Bay getting only limited results

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U.S. Geological Survey Sept. 7, 2010, press release:

The Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Potomac, according to direct measurements taken during the 18-year field study.

“Improvements to plant communities living at the bottom of the river have occurred nearly in lock step with decreases in nutrients and sediment in the water and incremental reductions in nitrogen effluent entering the river from the wastewater treatment plant for the Washington, D.C., area,” said USGS scientist Dr. Nancy Rybicki.

Read more here.

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3 Responses to “Restoration work on Potomac River results in improved water quality; Chesapeake Bay getting only limited results”

  1. Beth Partin Says:

    Hey, that’s my old stomping grounds! I rowed crew on the Potomac for a semester, and it was a bad idea then to get water in your mouth. I’m glad to hear it’s getting cleaned up. By the way, the link doesn’t work.

  2. Joy Says:

    Argh! Thanks for link info.

  3. Joy Says:

    One too many “https.” All better now.
    So you were “pulling” for this river to get cleaned up.
    Your turn to groan.


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