Water quality conditions and restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the tidal freshwater James River, 2006
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Published by Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary in Gloucester Point, Va .
Written in English


  • Freshwater plants -- Transplanting -- Virginia -- James River Estuary.,
  • Water quality -- Virginia -- James River Estuary.

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Edition Notes

StatementDr. Kenneth Moore ... [et al.].
SeriesSpecial report no. 396 in applied marine science and ocean engineering, Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering -- no. 396.
ContributionsMoore, Kenneth A., Virginia Institute of Marine Science., College of William and Mary., Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (Hopewell, Va.), Richmond (Va.). Dept. of Public Utilities., Henrico County (Va.) Dept. of Public Utilities.
LC ClassificationsQK191 W38 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 25, [45] leaves :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18897271M
LC Control Number2008354051

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