Estimate Of Nitrate Flux To Rehoboth And Indian River Bays, Delaware, Through Direct Discharge Of Ground Water

Date
1992-05
Authors
Andres, A.S.
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Newark, DE: Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware
Abstract
Agricultural fertilizer application, animal (poultry) waste, and wastewater disposal practices of the past 40 years have resulted in widespread nitrate contamination of ground water in coastal Sussex County, Delaware. Discharge of contaminated ground water to Rehoboth and Indian River bays is suspected of being a significant contributor to elevated nutrient concentrations in these surface water bodies, resulting in excessive phytoplankton growth and other related problems.
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phytoplankton , nitrate flux , Rehoboth Bay, Delaware , Indian River, Delaware , direct discharge of ground water
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