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1) Best management practice implementation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014


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Devereux, O.H., Sekellick A.J., and LaMotte, A.E., 2018, Best management practice implementation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This metadata record documents 11 comma delimited tables representing the amount of reported best management practice (BMP) implementation for the years from 1985 to 2014 at three geographic scales: county or land-river modeling segment, River Input Monitoring (RIM) station drainage areas, and the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed (CBWS). Data originated from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed jurisdictions including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Data were reported to the Chesapeake Bay Program for an annual review of progress toward meeting nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction goals.


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AnimalBMPsCBWS.csv 7.83 KB
AnimalBMPsCounty.csv 436.53 KB
AnimalBMPsRIM.csv 54.17 KB
BMP_Definitions.csv 72.85 KB
BMPNameLookUp.csv 9.15 KB
County_HUC8_Relationship.csv 4.74 KB
HUC8_RIM_Relationship.csv 1.12 KB
LandBMPsCBWS.csv 58.4 KB
LandBMPsLRSeg.csv 68.35 MB
LandBMPsRIM.csv 481.19 KB
LRSegRIM_Relationship.csv 74.76 KB


These data, in combination with Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership Model scenarios, were created to isolate the effect of each BMP to determine expected changes in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed due to BMP implementation. The data also were prepared at different spatial scales to facilitate analysis of the geographic distribution of BMP implementation. Analysis of BMP implementation over time can provide insight to water quality restoration progress.

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