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2. Chesterville Branch near Crumpton, MD (Station 01493112)

Chesterville Branch near Crumptop, MD

Chesterville Branch is located in a dominantly (greater than 90 percent) agricultural watershed in the Atlantic Coastal Plain in the northern Delmarva Peninsula. Important agricultural products in the watershed include corn, soybeans, and nursery stock. The watershed has moderate relief and a relatively thick permeable surficial aquifer, and the stream was selected for sampling to represent the effects of agriculture in such settings. Hydrogeologic investigations as part of NAWQA and other USGS programs began in the Chesterville Branch watershed in the late 1980s; routine samples for the NAWQA program were collected between 1999 and 2002.


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