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3. Morgan Creek near Kennedyville, MD (Station 01493500)

Morgan Creek near Kennedyville, MD

Morgan Creek is located in a dominantly agricultural watershed in the Atlantic Coastal Plain in the northern Delmarva Peninsula. Important agricultural products in the watershed include corn, soybeans, and some dairy. The hydrogeologic setting is similar to that of the adjacent Chesterville Branch, although the surficial aquifer is thinner, and the stream may be affected to a greater extent by discharge from underlying confined aquifers. Morgan Creek 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 watershed in the late 1980s; routine sampling for the NAWQA program began in 2002 and will end in 2004. High-flow samples were collected in addition to routine samples during the spring and summer of 2003 and 2004.


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