Implications for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed
- Both nutrient and sediment reductions will be needed to improve water clarity in the Bay;
- Different strategies will be required to reduce sediment since its sources and transport are different from nutrients;
- Because of the long travel times for sediment, management actions to reduce sediment in the watershed will help local streams but may take decades or longer to improve water clarity in tidal waters. Therefore management actions for sediment should consider targeting near-shore areas.
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