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Eutrophication Tracing Nutrient Pollution Back to Penns Creek. Visual Environmental Education Guide. Negative Consequences of Eutrophication. Chesapeake Bay.

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negative consequences of eutrophication
Negative Consequences of Eutrophication

chesapeake bay
Chesapeake Bay

A satellite image of Chesapeake Bay (lower) and Delaware Bay (upper) in the Middle Atlantic Bight

algae in the chesapeake bay
Algae in the Chesapeake Bay

Image from Ben Marsh

summer hypoxic dead zone
Summer Hypoxic Dead Zone

Image from W. M. Kemp

relative contributions of flow and nutrient load from tributaries entering chesapeake bay
Relative contributions of flow and nutrient load from tributaries entering Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS


Chesapeake Bay

temperature and dissolved oxygen in the susquehanna
Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen in the Susquehanna

Temperature – Red Line

Dissolved Oxygen – Green Line


Penns Creek

Penns Creek’s confluence with the Susquehanna

local example of eutrophication
Local Example of Eutrophication

Image from Ben Marsh

a local eutrophic pond
A Local Eutrophic Pond

Image from Ben Marsh

algal communities in penns creek
Algal Communities in Penns Creek

Percent Cocconeis, the dominant genus in the microslide diatom community.

local farm spreading manure
Local Farm Spreading Manure

Image from Ben Marsh

best management practices
Best Management Practices

After: The same stream bank after BMP (Best Management Practice) implementation, including installed fencing, livestock crossing, and tree-planting. 

Before: A stream bank damaged from livestock grazing