Nutrient Criteria Slide Show            Slide 35

One of the most important reasons for developing nutrient standards is for the protection of "downstream systems", such as large, slow moving rivers, lakes, estuaries and bays (such as the Chesapeake and Gulf of Mexico - which are severely impacted by excess nutrients). 

With its major sources of nutrients found in the headwaters region (the Lost River watershed), the Cacapon River is an excellent basin for studying downstream nutrient transport an issue of great importance for the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac River - and an issue being addressed by Cacapon Institute's water quality program.

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