Murderkill River Study Reports
Primary Production Study - This study was conducted to determine the rate of nutrient
uptake via the photosynthesis processes.
Sediment Flux Survey - This study was conducted to measure the nutrient and dissolved
oxygen fluxes from the sediment to the water column.
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.
Study of Tidal Marsh Inundation - This study was conducted to quantify the volume of
water that covers tidal marshes during each tidal cycle.
Study of Sediment Nutrients and Ecological History - This study was conducted to
track and date environmental changes in the Murderkill Watershed by studying
6. Fish Survey - This survey was conducted to determine the density and diversity of
fishes utilizing the Murderkill River.
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