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The Carlton Nutrient Bank

  • Virginia
  • Northumberland County
  • Nutrient: 101.51 IBS
Service Territory
  • Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Potomac River Basin

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.