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Tred Avon River, MD

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

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.

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Mattawoman Creek SAV, 9-17-11

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

I surveyed about 2.5 miles of tidal Mattawoman Creek by kayak on 9-17-11, starting at the kayak launch at the end of Mattingly Road and paddling upstream, not quite reaching the bridge across the creek. The trip included high tide so it was only near the end of the trip that SAV was visible at [...]

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Mill Creek, Magothy River, SAV planted in dredged “shelves”

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Mill Creek on Magothy River had a 3 million gallon sewage spill in its lower nontidal reaches in December 2005, that added a large amount of sediment to its upper tidal reaches. Its uppermost tidal reaches were dredged last winter (2010-2011) to remove some of that sediment and restore the previous boat access. There were [...]

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August update on SAV observations

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

The SAV aerial survey has had a bad bout of the summer doldrums due to some really lousy weather as well as uncooperative tide conditions.  Once the tides started getting back to normal in mid-July, the weather became especially troublesome with a lot of hot and hazy atmospheric conditions.  And to top this off August [...]

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09/01/09 South River

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Diana L. Muller  South River Federation (Quads 030,  031)
We have not seen anything besides the Horned Pond Weed all summer.  I perform water quality monitoring at 19 stations, and I have recorded some of the lowest water clarity and D.O. reading in the past 5 years.

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08/21/09 St. Marys River

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Chris Tanner, SMCM (Quads 079, 080, 089)
We got out to Rosecroft Point, Piney Point and the inside of St. Georges Island today.  The widgeon grass bed at Rosecroft is still there but shows heavy epiphyte loads (probably Polysiphonia) near the outer edge.  I saw only one flowering shoot.  There was no SAV at Piney Point.  [...]

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Update on wild celery planted in June 08–Marshy Ck and Magothy

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
(1) Marshy Creek off Kent Narrows, between Chester River and Eastern Bay, 8/19/08 (VIMS quad 33)
The wild celery we planted on NOAA Restoration Day (June 2) is growing to the surface in several parts of the fenced area in Marshy Creek at CBEC, and there’s quite a bit [...]

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Magothy SAV, clarity, and DFM update, 7-26 and 7-29-08

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 7-29-08
It appears the mahogany tide that has been in the upper Magothy creeks (Cattail and/or Old Man) since 7/5/08 has spread downriver to areas near the SAV beds. My long term monitoring site at Ulmstead/Forked Creek did not have reddish water on 7/18 but it did this [...]

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