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The Carlton Nutrient Bank


Project Type
Nutrient Bank
Virginia | Northumberland County
Service Area
Potomac River Basin
Project Size
Nutrient: 101.51 IBS
Stormwater Management & Water Quality
Habitat Types
  • Nitrogen
  • Nutrient
  • Phosphorus

The goal of this 397.51-acre Nutrient Bank located in Northumberland County is to reduce nutrient (phosphorus) and sediment loading into the Potomac River watershed via the conversion of active agricultural land into forest; and generate non-point nutrient credits for transfer under existing and future federal, state and local law, programs, regulations and guidance. The site primarily consists of agricultural land in row crop production and fallow land that was deforested around 2012. This site is within eight-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) 02070011, and twelve-digit HUC 020700110804.