Jug Bay - Rachamim 1 ERSC Lecture Kenneth Ames Jug Bay...

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Rachamim 1 ERSC Lecture Kenneth Ames Jug Bay Roughly twenty minutes from Washington, District of Columbia lays the Jug Bay. The Jug Bay is a seven-hundred and twenty two acre tidal estuary located in the Patuxent River. The shallow waters of the Jug Bay are home to many freshwater plants and animals. It consists of forested wetlands, upland woods, and fields. The Jug Bay was first used as a resource to grow wild rice but now is not fertile enough to grow. The bay is slowly being restored but it is important to examine the climate and weather, properties of the water, waves and tide, circulation of the water and coastline development in order to completely understand the state of affairs involving the bay. Living in Maryland, it is seemingly uncomplicated when regarding the climate and weather. According to Jug Bay ( http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~climate/jug/2006.html ) data, the average month maximum temperature for 2006 ranges from 48.3 degree Fahrenheit to 84.7 degrees Fahrenheit and has an average monthly minimum temperature ranging from 26.9 degrees Fahrenheit to 61.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Looking further on the chart, the total precipitation is ranging from 0.04 inches to 8.15 inches found in the month of July.
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Rachamim 2 Looking at this info, the Jug Bay is extremely similar to the temperature in Baltimore, where we live. The Jug bay is a marsh and a wetland so a big dilemma is the fact that there is not enough rain. To maintain the estuary, it is important to be able to have enough precipitation to keep the water levels up and to able to filter the water being put in because the bay itself needs to remain healthy. The properties of the water need to be closely looked at because once the properties are studied then there will be more awareness of the health of the bay. The Jug Bay is a freshwater marsh which is extremely important and rich in ecosystem goods and services, that is why it is so important that it stay healthy and clean. This freshwater marsh is home to many type of freshwater vegetation as well that grows within the water. The water is filled with
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