POTOMAC HEADWATERS WATER QUALITY REPORT

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I. INTRODUCTION
Background
........
Geography
........Economics
Purpose and Scope
II. WATER QUALITY PRIMER
1998 – 2004: A Region in Flux
........Hydrologic condition
........Agriculture
........Population Growth and Development
III. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
........Analytical Methods
Overall Results and Parameter Descriptions
........Nutrients
................Total Phosphorus
................Nitrogen
........................Ammonia-nitrogen
........................Nitrate-nitrogen
........Fecal Coliform Bacteria
Overall Results by Year
Watershed Analysis
........Anderson Run
........Lunice Creek
........Lost River
........Mill Creek
................Comparing North and South Mill Creeks
........North Fork
........South Branch
........South Fork
........Outer Run
The Big Picture
IV. DISCUSSION
........What the trends mean
........Total Phosphorus
........Ammonia
........Nitrate
........Fecal coliform bacteria
........A question of source
........USGS Potomac Headwaters Study
V. SUMMARY
LITERATURE CITED
APPENDIX 1 Field and Lab Methods
APPENDIX 2 Summary Statistics
APPENDIX 3 Trend Analyses

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