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Murderkill River Study Reports


1.      Primary Production Study - This study was conducted to determine the rate of nutrient uptake via the photosynthesis processes.

2.      Sediment Flux Survey - This study was conducted to measure the nutrient and dissolved oxygen fluxes from the sediment to the water column.

3.      Study of Tidal Marsh Fluxes of Nutrients and DO - This study was conducted to quantify the exchange of nutrients, organic matter, and dissolved oxygen between the River and its tidal marsh.

4.      Study of Tidal Marsh Inundation - This study was conducted to quantify the volume of water that covers tidal marshes during each tidal cycle.

5.      Study of Sediment Nutrients and Ecological History - This study was conducted to track and date environmental changes in the Murderkill Watershed by studying sediment cores.

6.     Fish Survey - This survey was conducted to determine the density and diversity of fishes utilizing the Murderkill River.

7.      Watershed and Tidal River Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling - This effort included developing 3 models: 1) a Watershed Model (HSPF), 2) a Tidal River Hydrodynamic Model (ECOMSED), and 3) a Tidal River Water Quality Model (RCA).  These modeling tools were used to analyze loading scenarios and to quantify the impact of various sources and sinks.

Appendices for Murderkill River Watershed Modeling Report



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