Aerial and Field SAV Observations

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Tred Avon River, MD

June 25th, 2012 by admin · No Comments

Drew Koslow (Quad 037, 038, 045)
I got out in the kayak on a very low tide over the weekend and found Ruppia fairly common along the shallow fringes of the Tred Avon.  It seems the dry spring and resurgence of grasses last year in our region has resulted in more grasses than last year.   I did a more thorough shoreline tour on Dixon Creek and Shipshead Creek and found 4 noteworthy beds.

1- Dixon Creek, 50-75% density over 100 yard stretch of shoreline
2- Shipshead Creek, approximately 75% density in the cove and along shoreline going upstream.
3- Shipshead Creek, 25-50% density along approx 100 yards of shoreline
4- Shipshead Creek, 100% coverage along a hundred yard stretch going upstream.

I also visited the bed in Trippe Creek that I reported on last year.  This is about a 5 acre ruppia bed with 75-100% density.

I’ve also received reports of grasses in Harris Creek and Broad Creek on the Choptank.

Tags: SAV Observations · SAV Restoration · Water Quality

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