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There are currently over 600 Chesapeake Bay Program publications from 1957 through the present.

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Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2015-2016)

Publication date: February 01, 2017 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The data in Bay Barometer reflect the Chesapeake Bay’s health over the course of many years and, in some cases, decades. The publication offers a snapshot of the best available information from 2015 and 2016 on ecological health and our...

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Spending Crosscut - Report to Congress

Publication date: December 01, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report represents an accounting of Federal and, to the extent available, State, funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration activities. This report is provided to Congress in response to Section 3 of the Chesapeake Bay Accountability...

Streamlining Integrated Infrastructure Implementation "Dig Once" Strategy Development Workshop Report

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This report provides a summary of the workshop held June 9, 2016 and also addresses the key issues and challenges with green infrastructure integration, potential solutions, and resources and case studies noted during the workshop.

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Assessing Water Quality of the Chesapeake Bay by the Impact of Sea Level Rise and Warming, Wang P., Linker L., Wang H., Bhatt G., Yactayo G., Hinson K., and Tian R.

Publication date: February 06, 2017 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The influence of sea level rise and warming on circulation and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay under projected climate conditions in 2050 were estimated by computer simulation. Four estuarine circulation scenarios in the estuary...

2015-2016 Bay Barometer: At a Glance (Rack Card)

Publication date: February 01, 2017 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake Bay Program Strategic Communications Plan

Publication date: January 25, 2017 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This plan guides the communications efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

ITAT June 2016 Newsletter

Publication date: June 30, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The June 2016 newsletter contains important and informative updates regarding the synethesis efforts and recent publications by team members and interested parties. For more information and to submit work that you would like to be...

ITAT October 2016 Newsletter

Publication date: October 17, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The October 2016 newsletter contains important and informative updates regarding the synethesis efforts and recent publications by team members and interested parties. For more information and to submit work that you would like to be...

Climate and Fisheries Bibliography - January 2017

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Climate Change and Fisheries Research in the Chesapeake Bay

A compilation of fisheries-based climate
research and tools compiled by the
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
January 2017

 

This compilation of fisheries-based climate...

Numerical and Qualitative Contrasts of Two Statistical Models for Water Quality Change in Tidal Waters. Beck, M. and Murphy, R. R. (2016)

Publication date: December 27, 2016 | Type of document:

Two statistical approaches, weighted regression on time, discharge, and season and generalized additive models, have recently been used to evaluate water quality trends in estuaries. Both models have been used in similar contexts...

Role of Weather and Water Quality in Population Dynamics of Submersed Macrophytes in the tidal Potomac River 1994

Publication date: June 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Weather and water-quality data from 1980 to 1989 were correlated with fluctustions in submersed macrophyte populations in the tidal Potomac River near Washington, D.C., to elucidate causal relationships and explain population dynamics. ...

Identification Guide to Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay

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One of the Chesapeake Bay's most significant natural resources is its bay grasses, or submerged aquaitc vegetation (SAV).  SAV provides food and habitat for fish, numerous other aquatic organisms, and waterfowl.  In addition, the...

Decline of Submerged Aquatic Plants in Chesapeake Bay 1979

Publication date: July 01, 1979 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Since the early 1970's, many people interested in Cheapeake Bay-water-fowl hunters, fishermen, oystermen, ecologists, researchers, and waterfront residents-have been concerned about the apparent decline of aquatic grass beds iiin the...

Analysis of Historical Distribution of SubmergedAquatic Vegetation (SAV) in the York and Rappahannock Rivers as Evidence of Historical Water Quality Conditions 2001

Publication date: December 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Historical black and white format photographs at scales of approximately 1:20,000, dating from 1952 to 1956 were used to delineate the maximum coverage of SAV in the study region.  Coverage of photography from decades before and after...

The Cost of a Clean Bay_Assessing Funding Needs Throughout the Watershed 2003

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Commission leader int he restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.  As a tri-state legislative assembly representing Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, it was created to coordinate Bay-related policy across state lines and...

Strategy for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1988

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Of the 260 fish species that occur in the Chesapeake Bay, the most sought after by both sport and commercial fisherment are the migratory species.  These include "anadromous" fishes, such as striped bass, river herring,s turgeon and...

Schedule for Developing Baywide Resource Management Strategies 1988

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement contains a set of objectives and commitments for restoring and protecting the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay.  The overall goal of the Living Resources section of the Agreement and its...

Cost-Effective Strategies for the Bay_Smart Investments for Nutrient and Sedi,ment Reduction 2004

Publication date: December 01, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report's findings highlight the valuable role that point sources and agriculture play in the restoration of the Bay.  The very fact that five of the six practices chosen are agricultural further underscores the costliness of poorly...

Chesapeake Bay Eutrophication_Scientific Understanding, Ecosystem Restoration, and Challenges for Agriculture 2001

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake Bay has been the subject intensive research on cultural eutrophication and extensive efforts to reduce nutrient inputs.  In 1987 a commitment was made to reduce controllable sources of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) by 40%...

Chesapeake Bay AtlanticCroaker and Spot Fishery Management Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1991

Publication date: December 01, 1982 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Croaker and Spot Management Plan was developed under the direction of the Fisheries Management Workgroup.  Staff from the Maryland Department of Natural REsources (MDNR), Tidewater Administration, fisheries...

A Bigger Bang for the Buck_Offsets and other Cost-Effective Strategies for Nitrogen Reductions for the Chesapeake Bay 2005

Publication date: August 01, 2005 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report on new and more cost-effective strategies for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay was prepared by the policy analysis workshop at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland.  The policy analysis workshop is a...

2007 Federal Farm Bill_Concepts for Conservation Reform in the Chesapeake Bay Region 2007

Publication date: November 01, 2005 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The recommendations contained in this report are offered to assist you in the upcoming debate on agricultural conservation, which will be a key part of the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization.  Over 40 listening sessions, involving more than...

The Light Requirements of Seagrasses_Results and Recommendations of a Workshop

Publication date: June 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This workshop was convened in response to the recognition that extremely valuable economic, wildlife and aesthetic resources have been lost during the last sveral decades as a direct result of seagrass declines thoughout our Nation's...

The Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Gap Analysis 2002

Publication date: September 01, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The scope of this report is limited to a discussion of methods for calculating the capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) gaps for clean water and drinking water.  Although the findings will inform policy discussion, this report...

Stock Assessment Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1988

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This plan proposes improved means of assessing stocks of finfish and shellfish in Chesapeake Bay.  It identifies outstanding data needs for stock assessment models for Bay fisheries.  Recommendations include improved ways to collect...

Proceedings and Conclusions of Workshops on_Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Initiative and Photosynthetically Active Radiation 1993

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

At the 1992 workshop, participants agreed that the St. Johns river Water Management District (SJRWMD) will complete the 1992 SAV inventory for the Lagoon system and that the analysis of factors causingSAV loss will be addressed by...

Nutrient Control in the Chesapeake Bay 1996

Publication date: January 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A principle conclusion of the Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program Studies (U.S. EPA, 1982) was that deteriorating water quality in the Chesapeake was directly correlated with increased nutrient enrichment over the...

Multispecies Fisheries Research and Management Problems_A Personal View by John Pope 1998

Publication date: August 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Hydrological models of nutrient inputs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed seem well developed.  Such models can be coupled to phytoplankton production but as production moves to higher trophic levels, the problems of understanding,...

Integrated Analysis of Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Data 1997

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program, in consortium with participating agencies, universities and organizations, has conducted a range of physical, chemical and biological monitoring programs in tidal waters and streams, in the atmosphere, and on...

Hydrilla Verticillata in the Tidal Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, 1983 and 1984

Publication date: January 01, 1985 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

During 1983 and 1984, information on the distribution and abundance of Hydrilla verticillata, and exotic submerged aquatic macrophyte from Sourtheast Asia, was collected in the tidal Potomac River.  Data were collected on four transects...

Estuarine and Watershed Mnitoring Using Remote Sensing Technology_Present Status and Future Trends

Publication date: January 01, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report provides a synopsis of material presented to the workshop on current and future capabilities for remote sensing of estuaries.  Clearly, this topic was not covered exhaustively in a workshop of this scale.  Rather, the...

Distribution and Abundance of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Tidal Potomac River and Estuary, Maryland and Virginia, May 1978 to November 1981

Publication date: January 01, 1985 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary were studied from 1978 through 1981 with asistance of the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service.  Sixteen species of submersed aquatic plants...

Data on the Distribution of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Tidal Potomac River and Transition Zone of the Potomac Estuary, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia 1987

Publication date: January 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report documents the distribution of submersed aquatic vegettation collected in the tidal Potomac River and transition zone of the Potomac Estuary during 1987.  Maps illustrate the distribution of submersed aquatic plants and...

Data on the Distribution and Abundance of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Tidal Potomac River and Estuary, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1986

Publication date: January 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this report summarizes data on the distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation collected in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary during 1986.  Plan species were dientified and dry weight determined for selected sites...

Data on the Distribution and Abundance of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Tidal Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia 1985

Publication date: January 01, 1986 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report summarizes data on the distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation collected in the tidal Potomac River during 1985.  Plant species were identified and dry weight determined for selected sites.  Information on...

Chesapeake Bay Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1991

Publication date: December 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Summer flounder Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate summer flounder stocks in the Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries, and throughout their Atlantic coast range, so as to generate optimum long-term...

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Progress and Future Directions 1997

Publication date: October 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1997 Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation was designed to to answer the following questions:

1.  Will we meet the 40% reductions by 2000?

2.  Are the nutrient reductions being achieved through the tributary strategies?

3.  Are we...

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Management Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1989

Publication date: July 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of Bay-wide fishery management plans (FMPs) for commercially, recreationally, and selected...

Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Fishery Management Plan_Agreement Commitment Report 1994

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of baywide fishery management plans (FMPs) for commercially, recreationally, or ecologically valuable...

Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Shoreline Modification Workshop Report_Chesapeake Bay STAC Proactive Workshop 2003

Publication date: February 01, 2006 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Shoreline modification is an issue of frowing concern to coastal managers.  Coastal managers, economists, and scientists met to develop an approach to capture the incremental impacts of increasing levels of shorelie modification.  The...

Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Shoreline Modification Workshop Report_Chesapeake Bay STAC Proactive Workshop 2003

Publication date: February 01, 2006 | Type of document:

Shoreline modification is an issue of frowing concern to coastal managers.  Coastal managers, economists, and scientists met to develop an approach to capture the incremental impacts of increasing levels of shorelie modification.  The...

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds_Sediment and its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity 2002

Publication date: July 01, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Sedimentsheds is a new concept, and is defined as the area that contributes the sediment which directly influen ces water clarity in near-shore Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) grow zones.  The twenty-six invited participants to the...

Transplant Success Using Vallisneria Americana and Water Quality Monitoring Results from the Upper Chesapeake Bay_Final Report 1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This paper will focus on the reasons for these triumphs or failures undertaken primarily during the past 2 years and will attempt to predict where transplanting might be positively executed.  During August of 1987 and from June through...

Marine Technology Scoiety Journal 1983

Publication date: December 01, 1983 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Vaious articles are contained in this Journal" dealing with sea grasses.

Agreement Commitment Report_Living Resources Monitoring Plan 1988

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In working toward the goal of restoring the abundance and diversity of living resources in the Bay, monitoring is essential.  Many of the actions necessary to improve the quality of Bay habitats have been ideentified and are being...

Financing Alternatives for Maryland's Tributary Strategies_Innovative Financing Ideas for Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Blue ribbon Panel urges that this report be used as the beginning of an inquiry into a range of potential funding sources to help finanace the Tributary Strategies.  Such discussion is essential to ensure the participation of all...

A Study of Macoma Clams in Tributaries of the Upper and Middle Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document reports on an extensive survey of the distribution and abundance of the Baltic clam (Macoma balthica)  and its near relative M. mitchelli in shallow-water zones of major tributaries and subtributaries of the Maryland...

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1992

Publication date: March 01, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report, "A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species," serves three specific purposes:

1.  It provides theBay community with a standardized list of Chesapeake Bay aquatic and aquatic-associated living resources;

2.  It...

The Costs of Water Pollution Control in the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin 1998

Publication date: September 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The scope of this analysis includes the entire Chesapeake Bay drainage basin, which is illustrated in Exhibit 1-1.  This watershed covers approximately 64,000 square miles and portions of six states, including Maryland, Virginia,...

The Chesapeake Bay Program 1989

Publication date: April 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This workplan outlines the steps to be taken to implement the 1988 and 1989 commitments explicitily stated in the Chesapeake Bay Agreement as well as those which are pledged as part of the follow-up work described in commitment...

Summary of Available Information on Chesapeake Bay Submerged Vegetation 1978

Publication date: August 01, 1978 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The technical document Summary of Available Information on Chesapeake Bay Submerged Vegetation has been prepared by the Universityof Maryland Horn Point Environmental Laboratory in order to provide a initial data base on submerged...

Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Tidal Potomac River and Estuary of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia 1982

Publication date: January 01, 1982 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

As part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, the U.S. Geological Survey studied the distrivution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation from 1978 to 1981.  Sites were chosen...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay 1990

Publication date: October 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The University of Maryland was contracted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to update tge literature and analtze recent trends in the Chesapeake.  The following is a review of the pertinent information available on key esturaine...

Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay, 1994_Advances in Estuarine Sciences 1994

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay, 1994 is the fourth in a series of literature syntheses being published by the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAV).  The purpose of the series is to provide...

Light Attenuation with Respect to Seagrasses in Sarasota Bay, Florida 1995

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A study to determine the factors contributing to water column light attenuation was conducted at the deep edges of seven seagrass beds in Sarasota Bay.  In situ and water quality data were collected biweekly and attenuation was...

Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses 2000

Publication date: September 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses (orEA Guidelines) is part of a continuing effort by the EPA to develop improved guidance on the preparation and use of sound science in support of the decision making process.  The EA...

Econoic Guidance for Water Quality Standards Workbook 1995

Publication date: March 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This workbook provides guidance for those seeking to remove a designated use (such as might occur under a Use Attainability), or obtain a variance based n economic considerations, or to lower water quality in a high-quality water.  In...

Data on Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of Hydrilla Beds, Mixed Vegetation Beds, and Unvegetated sites in the Tidal Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia 1987

Publication date: January 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report summarizes data on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of three types of sites--submersed aquatic vegetation beds dominated by Hydrilla Verticillate, beds containing a diversity of submersed macrophyte...

Directory of Chesapeake Bay Region Economists 1994

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This is an alphabetical list of economists in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Chesapeake Bay Region Nutrient Management Training Manual 1997

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The efficient use of nutrients in agricultural production systems has important environmental implications.  The potential exists, for accelerated nutrient loss, when the amount of essential nutrients exceeds the uptake needs of a crop...

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Initiative_Report to the Executive Council 1993

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Initiative effort  brought together the agricultural and environmental sectors in the Bay Watershed to devise a joint strategyfor agriculture in the Bay.  This diverse group of over eighty people from Maryland, Pennsylvania,...

BMP Longevity: A Pilot Study 1990

Publication date: September 01, 1990 | Type of document:

The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency in its ongoing efforts to improve the technical basis for NPS management perceived a need for research initiatives that consider BMP longevity.  Three offices collaborated in designing and guiding...

Benefits of Water Quality Policies: The Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the benefits of water quality legislation in the Bay region from 1972, the year the Clean Water Act was promulgated, to 1996.  Nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorous, are the dominant criteria...

A Retrospective Assessment of the Costs of the Clean Water Act:1972-1997 2000

Publication date: October 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this study assesses the magnitude of these costs in recent years, now that the CWA has been in place for over a quarter century.  To properly account for these costs, it is important to stress that some of the costs that are currently...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define BMP Effectiveness for Urban Tree Canopy Expansion

Publication date: November 07, 2016 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Upper Western Shore 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document:

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Upper Western Shore watershed.   It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Upper Potomac Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Upper Potomac watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by various...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% butrient reduction goal for the Upper Eastern Shore watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by...

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook_Can Water Quality Trading Advance Your Watershed's Goals?

Publication date: November 01, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this handbook is intended to help you answer the third and fourth questions listed in the document, providing an analytical framework to assess the conditions and water quality problem(s) in a watershed and determine whether WQT could...

Vanishing Lands 1995

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This handbook describes the formation of the Chesapeake ecosystem, characteristics, how it is being changed by sea-leavel rise, and how modern civilization may alter the rate of sea-leavel rise.  Nost important, however, this handbook...

Tributary Water Quality Characterization Report 1987

Publication date: June 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report presents the tributary water quality data collected from December 1986 through November 1987 on the James, Rappahannock, York and Pamunkey rivers.  Individual stations located on the Apprmattox, Chickahominy, Mattaponi, and...

Tributary Water Quality Characterization Report 1986

Publication date: November 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The objective of this report is to present the tributary water quality data collected from December 1985 through November 1986.  This report will focus on the James,Rappahannock, York, and Pamunkey rivers.  Individual stations located...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Patuxent Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Patuxent watershed.  It represents a collective effort ove rthe past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by various...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Patapsco/Back River Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this document is a Strategy or approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Patapsco/Back River watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Middle Potomac Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Middle Potomac watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by various...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Lower Western Shore Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Lower Western Shore watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Lower Potomac Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Lower Potomac watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by various...

Tributary Strategy for Nutrient Reduction in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Watershed 1995

Publication date: May 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this document is a Strategy or an approach to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal for the Lower Eastern Shore watershed.  It represents a collective effort over the past year among all levels of government, and extensive input by...

Trends in Nutrient and Suspended Solids at the FallLine of Five Tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, July 1988 through 1995 2000

Publication date: January 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to: 1) present flow-adjusted trends in nutrients and suspended solids for five major tributariesto Chesapeake Bay in Virginia near the Fall Line; 2) discuss possible factors that affect trends in water...

Trends and Status of Flow, Nutrients, and Sediment for Selected Nontidal Sites in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed(1985-1998) 2000

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Data from 30 stream sites in nontidal portions of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed were analyzed tp dpcument annual nutrient and sediment loads and trends for the period 1985 through 1998 as part of an annual water-quality update for the...

Toxic Contaminants iin the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed_Extent and Severity of Occurrence and Potential Biological Effects 2012

Publication date: December 01, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Exposure to toxic contaminants can result in adverse effects on biological resources within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.  In 2010, the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBCP), a federal-jurisdictional partnership, reported that 72...

The Effects of Nitrogen and Sediment Loadings on Water Quality in the Virginia Western Shore Tributaries o Chesapeake Bay 1998

Publication date: March 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Rappahannock, York and James Rivers each exhibit response in their estuarine receiving waters to inputs at their fall lines.  However, these response are not identical in each of the rivers, nor are they identical to Patuxent River...

The Cumulative Frequency Diagram Method for Determining Water Quality Attainment 2006

Publication date: October 01, 2006 | Type of document:

In June 2000, Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partners adopted the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, a strategic plan that calls for defining the water quality conditions necessary to protect aquaitc living resources.  These water quality...

Taking Environmental Protection to the Next Level 2007

Publication date: April 01, 2007 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report examines the qater quality program, and finds that it is time to apply a much broader set of remedies.  The Academy Panel learned what needs to be done by conducting an in-depth review of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  It is...

Resource Limitation of Phytoplankton in the Virginia Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Using Nutrient-Addition Bioassays 1998

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Nutrient-addition bioassays were conducted periodically in the James, York and Rappahannock Rivera and the mainstem, lower Chesapeake Bay from 1985 through early 1993 for the purpose of describing temporal and spatial patterns of...

Data Report Hypoxia in the York River 1991

Publication date: May 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This data report describes field studies conducted during the summer of 1991 by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) when both the physical environment and the dissolved oxygen regime were monitored, with the objective of...

Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Modeling and Assessment Program (ChesMMAP) 2004

Publication date: February 02, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report is not a complete summary of data collected to-date, but is rather a presentation of the types of data available from sucha monitoring program.  similar reports with additional data will be prepared in the future, as will...

From the Mountains to the Sea_The State of Maryland's Fershwater Streams 1999

Publication date: December 01, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Maryland Biological Stream Survey, conducted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, sampled about 1,000 randomly-selected sites on first through third order freshwater streams throughout Maryland from 1995 to 1997.  biota...

Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay 1990

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay was developed to aid in the identification of tese important underwater plants.  Although the different species can sometimes be found in botanical publications...

Factors Affecting Nutrient Trends in Major Rivers of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2000

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The major factors affecting the trends were changes in nutrient sources and natural variations in streamflow.  The dominant source of nitrogen and phosphorus from 1985 to 1998 in six of the seven tributary basins to Chesapeake Bay was...

Estuarine and Watershed Monitoring Using Remote Sensing Technolog_PresentStatus an Future 2002

Publication date: September 01, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report provides a synopsis of material presented in the workshop on current and future capabilities for remote sensing of estuaries.  Clearly, this topic was not covered exhaustively in a workshop of this scale.  Rather the meeting...

Elements of a State Water Monitoring and Assessment Program 2003

Publication date: March 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

States have taken very different approaches, within their resource limitations, to implement their monitoring programs.  They have applied a range of monitoring and assessment approaches (e.g., water chemistry, sediment chemistry,...

Taking Action for the Blue Crab Managing and Protecting the Stock and its Fisheries 2001

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake 2000 commits the Bay states to "establish harvest targets for the blue crab fishery by 2001" and "begin implementing complementary state fisheries management strategies Baywide."  This report characterizes the state of the...

Strengthing the Management, Coordination, and Accountability of the Chesapeake Bay Program Report to Congress 2008

Publication date: July 01, 2008 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report constitutes CBP's response to Congress's request for a report on the implementation of GAO's recommended actions.  The report also describes the CBP partner's development and continued refinement of an action plan for the...



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