Chesapeake Bay Program Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-Based Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Second Technical Synthesis


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  • Executive Summary, Principal Authors, Table of Contents (345 kb .pdf file)

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction (28 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 2 - SAV, Water Quality, and Physical Habitat Relationships (110 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 3 - Light Requirements for SAV Survival and Growth (663 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 4 - Factors Contributing to Water-Column Light Attenuation(770 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 5 - Epiphyte Contributions to Light Attenuation at the Leaf Surface (321 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 6 - Beyond Light: Physical, Geological and Chemical Habitat Requirements (603 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 7 - Setting, Applying and Evaluating Minimum Light Requirements for Chesapeake Bay SAV (697 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 8 - Chesapeake Bay SAV Distribution Restoration Goals and Targets(841 kb .pdf file)
  • Chapter 9 - Comparing Nearshore and Midchannel Water Quality Conditions (2.1 MB .pdf file)
  • Chapter 10 - Future Needs for Continued Management Application (25 kb .pdf file)
  • Literature Cited (101 kb .pdf file)

Appendices:

  • Appendix a - Light Requirements for Chesapeake Bay and other SAV Species (479 kb .pdf file)
  • Appendix b - The Role of Chemical Contaminants as Stress Factors Affecting SAV (130 kb .pdf file)
  • Appendix c - SAS Code Used to Calculate PLL from Kd, TSS, DIN, and DIP (22 kb .pdf file)
  • Appendix d - SAV Depth, Area, and Water Quality Data Used and Details of Statistical Analysis Performed (160 kb .pdf file)
  • Appendix e - Spearman Rank Correlations Between Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Program Monitoring Data and Measures of SAV Data (449 kb .pdf file)

Figures:

  • Figure VIII-1 - Tier I SAV Distribution Restoration Goal (212 kb .pdf file)
  • Figure VIII-2 - Tier II SAV Distribution Restoration Goal (220 kb .pdf file)
  • Figure VIII-3 - Tier III SAV Distribution Restoration Goal (210 kb .pdf file)
  • Figure VIII-4 - Chesapeake Bay Program Segmentation Scheme (123 kb .pdf file)
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