Nutrient Balances in an Estuarine Salt Marsh

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The study seeks to determine whether nutrients from Kent County’s wastewater treatment plant contribute significantly to the seasonal absence of oxygen in the Murderkill River estuary. Kent County will use this information to determine if the treatment plant should be moved.

Funded by: Kent County, DE

Principal Investigator: Anthony K. Aufdenkampe


  • 2009: William Ullman (University of Delaware)
  • 2007-2008: William Ullman and others (University of Delaware), Delaware Geological Survey, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control

Project Years: 2007, 2008, 2009