Proceedings of the Chesapeake Bay Research Conference - Effects of Upland and Shoreline Land Use on the Chesapeake Bay



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Virginia Division of Soil and Water Conservation


Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the world, is extremely resourceful in seafood production, recreation, cargo shipping and navigation. The welfare of the bay affects more people than just those living on its shores. The healthy condition of the bay rests upon the control of shore erosion, wetland growth, point and nonpoint source pollution which are all related to upland and shoreline land uses. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for an exchange of information among scientists and technical personnel concerned with the effects of the land use of the water quality and uses of the bay. Papers included in the proceedings cover three major areas of interest: (1) Rural, urban, and atmospheric nonpoint source pollution; toxic hazardous waste, wastewater, sludge, and other point source pollution. (2) The effects of land use on marina siting, shellfish, habitats, vegetated and nonvegetated wetlands, submerged aquatic vegetation, benthic systems, and freshwater and saline zones. (3) Economic, legal, institutional, social, managerial, and regulatory aspects of land use affecting the water quality of the bay.


317 pages


water quality, land use, water pollution