Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/P-53

Regional Refinement of a Diagnostic Tool for Setting Water Quality Targets for the Protection and Restoration of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation

Principal Investigator: 

Charles Gallegos

Start/End Year: 

2002 to 2003

Institution: 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Description: 

The objective of this work is to assist in the goal of restoring and protecting 114,000 acres of SAV by providing scientifically defensible procedures for translating light requirements of SAV into water quality criteria, in a manner able to accommodate regional differences in the optical properties of the suspended particulate matter.