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Shore erosion as a sediment source to the tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia

Andrew J. Miller

Shore erosion as a sediment source to the tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia

by Andrew J. Miller

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Books and Open-File Reports Section, U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Potomac River Estuary.
    • Subjects:
    • Estuarine sediments -- Potomac River Estuary.,
    • Beach erosion -- Potomac River Estuary.,
    • Water quality -- Potomac River Estuary.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 43-44.

      Statementby Andrew J. Miller.
      SeriesA Water-quality study of the tidal Potomac River and Estuary ;, [ch. E], U.S. Geological Survey water-supply paper ;, 2234-E
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGC97.8.P67 M54 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 45 p. :
      Number of Pages45
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2998876M
      LC Control Number84600370

      percent, and 1 percent are contributed by the Rappahannock (Virginia), the York (Virginia) and the Patuxent (Maryland) river basins, respectively (Figure ). 8% 12% 1% 22% 3% 46% 6% 2%. Total Nitrogen. Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay James River Basin Patuxent River Basin Potomac River Basin Rappahannock River Basin Susquehanna River Basin File Size: 2MB.   Efforts by Maryland’s Legislature to halt erosion began decades ago. In , the state created the Shore Erosion Control Revolving Loan Fund to provide financial and technical assistance to property owners who take measures to protect eroding shorelines. 11 The fund offers five-, , or year loans to such property owners.

      This paper deals with eddies generated by a shear flow instability in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland-Virginia, USA. An evolution sequence of this robust phenomenon is synthesized using ASTER. Erosion & Sediment Control Permits. In Lieu of Agreement – for the Construction of a single family home disturbing less than 1 acre. In Lieu of Agreement. Land disturbing Permit – for all other projects which disturb greater t square feet (requires approval of erosion and sediment control plan). Land Disturbing Permit Application. Erosion & Sediment Application.

      On Octo , Maryland’s Cliff Erosion Steering Committee presented its draft report to the Calvert County Board of Commissioners. The report is the result of an 8-month effort to evaluate properties most likely to be impacted by shoreline erosion Continued. Since the bay reached its approximate present configuration in Holocene time, the only significant sediment source has been river/stream deposition which delivered an estimated to × 10 6 m 3 annually, until diversion and damming of principal tributaries between and reduced sedimentation by more than 80%. For the 30 year.


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Miller,U.S. Geological Survey edition, in EnglishPages: Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook. If you have 'high speed' internet and would like to attempt a single download for all the ESC practices and specifications, there is a zipped/compressed file available.

Note: digital versions are not allowed for use during the certification exam. Major source loads of sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, ultimate BOD, and dis­ solved silica to: The tidal Potomac River and Estuary during the water years G22 The tidal Potomac River during the water years G22 The tidal Potomac River during July, August, and September of the water years G22 Cited by: 3.

The characteristics and distributions of near-surface bottom sediments and of nutrients in the sediments provide information on modern sediment and nutrient sources, sedimentation environments, and geochemical reactions in the tidal Potomac system, Maryland and Virginia.

This information is fundamental to an improved understanding of sedimentation and eutrophication problems in the tidal. The Maryland Shore Erosion Task Force estimated that more than acres of tidal shoreline are lost each year in Maryland (State of Maryland Shore Erosion Task Force ).

This translates into an estimated million cubic yards of sediment delivered to the Bay. As development along the shore continues, each year more of the. submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal potomac river and estuary of maryland, virginia, and the district of columbia.

hydrologic data report,Cited by: 3. Understanding Shore Erosion. Erosion and sedimentation (the deposition of sediment) are natural processes, but often are in conflict with our use of the shoreline. The most noticeable problem created by erosion is the loss of waterfront property.

Waterfront property values are high, so manyFile Size: 2MB. The Potomac River is often referred to as our nation’s river because it flows through Washington D.C.

– the nation’s capitol. It is a shared resource between Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The river’s watershed area, or land that drains to it, encompas square miles in four states and the.

Tributary Basin Middle Potomac3 Patuxent Patapsco/BackD Upper Western Shore Lower Western Shore Lower Potomac Upper Eastern Shore Choptank Lower Eastern Shore Average Erosion Rate (ft/yr) - - Approximate Shoreline Length (miles) 36 Source: Maryland Geological Survey.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) formally updated erosion and sediment control regulations on Janu The new regulations will enhance erosion and sediment control practices across the State, improve the water quality of construction site runoff, and help in Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.

The North Branch of the Potomac River forms the border between Maryland and West Virginia from its origin at the Fairfax Stone downstream to its confluence with the South Branch of the Potomac. The Upper North Branch of the Potomac River is defined as the reach between its headwaters in West Virginia and its confluence with the Savage River.

The Potomac Formation also forms the large majority of the Coastal Plain section beneath Old Town and Del Ray, but is covered in that area by thick, younger alluvial deposits of the Potomac River, referred to herein as the “Old Town terrace”. Plate 4 illustrates the geology of File Size: KB.

of pH in the tidal fresh Potomac River. If true, this hypothesis suggests that pH can be managed through control of anthropogenic processes. The alternate hypothesis is that natural, largely uncontrollable influences are the major determinant of pH.

Materials and methods The study site The TFPR (Fig. 1) occupies the upper 60km of the. Abstract of this Article. Hurricane Isabel resulted in irregular erosion of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in Maryland.

In the aftermath of the storm, the Governor’s Chesapeake Bay Cabinet, concerned about environmental degradation due to the influx of sediment into the Bay, requested an estimate of sediment input from shore erosion. This Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Field Manual (Field Manual) is a supplement to the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook (ESC Handbook).

It was developed especially for individuals who are responsible for implementation of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program on.

During the development of the WQM sediment input data, consistent temporal and spatial data for erosion rates, bank heights, shoreline protection, and sediment type were unavailable for the entire Chesapeake Bay, and the data varied greatly between Maryland and Virginia.

Therefore, Hopkins and Halka () used the volume of sediment eroded from. Sediments of the heavily used Potomac aquifer broadly contrast across major structural features of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Physiographic Province in eastern Virginia and adjacent parts of Maryland and North Carolina.

Thicknesses and relative dominance of the highly interbedded fluvial sediments vary regionally. Vertical intervals in boreholes of coarse-grained sediment commonly targeted for.

project: York River, Virginia; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Potomac River, Maryland (Fig. The York and Patuxent Rivers were chosen to represent Virginia and Maryland, respectively, because these well-studied river systems have the necessary data, and revealed problems unique to datasets for each state during the first phase of the project.

Dyke Marsh, a distal tidal marsh along the Potomac River estuary, is diminishing rapidly in areal extent. This study documents Dyke Marsh erosion rates from the earlys to the present during pre-mining, mining, and post-mining phases.

From the lates to the mids, Dyke Marsh and the adjacent shallow riverbottom were mined for gravel, resulting in a ~55 % initial loss of by: 8.National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS51 KLWX FZUS51 KLWX CWFLWX Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC AM EDT Sun May 10 Tidal Potomac River and Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay.

Forecasts of wave heights do not include effects of wind direction relative to tidal currents.Pollution impairs the health of the Potomac River and the lands and waters draining into it. Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and sediment are the top pollutants harming aquatic life, degrading habitat, and making local waterwaysthe Potomac was the only major river in the Chesapeake Bay watershed experiencing both short- and long-term reductions for these three pollutants.