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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 (2014-2015)

Publication date: February 02, 2016 | Type of document: | 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 2014 and 2015 on ecological health and our...

Second SHWG TAG Presentation

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First SHWG TAG Presentation

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Chesapeake Bay Program_SAV Ecosystem Analysis Documentation 1993

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

The goal of this analysis was to estimate nitrogen loads that could be used to assess the potential impact of nitrogen uptake by eelgrass on dissolved oxygen levels in the Bay, using the Chesapeake Bay 3D computer model.  To do this, it...

Chesapeake Bay Stories_Review of the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications Stories and Related Information 2004

Publication date: December 07, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report presents the preliminary findings from an in-depth analysis of interviews with selected Chesapeake Bay Program partners and staff conducted during August-September 2004.  The study, co-sponsored bythe Chesapeake Bay...

Potential Environmental Indicators for Assessing the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2005

Publication date: February 20, 2007 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The CBP Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) sponsored a workshop on "Developing Environmental Indicators for Assessing the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" to support the development of the CBP watershed health...

Next-Generation Biofuels_Taking the Policy Lead for the Nation 2008

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

Every major source of energy used by modern society has an environmental impact-and all too often these impacts are negative.  Today, the Chesapeake Bay region has an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead in a new era of energy...

An Evaluation of the Cost of Point Source Nitrogen Limits of Treatment Implementation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2001

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

The purpose of this project was to perform a cost evaluation of implementing nitrogen limits of treatment (LOT) technology at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  LOT technology was defined as technology...

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997

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

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997 is an update of a 1992 document published by the Environmental Protection Aency Chesapeake Bay Program Office 9CBP/TRS 70/92).  It provides a list of aquatic and...

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team March 2016 Newsletter

Publication date: March 31, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team releases a biannual newsletter to their team members and interested parties biannually, in March and September, to keep their members informed of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal...

Final Report of Fishery Resource Grant Project 2015-01 Conducted by George Trice: Testing Experimental Collection Gears to Increase Harvest Efficiency of the Electrofishing Fishery targeting Introduced Blue Catfish in Virginia Waters

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The goal of the project was to design a more effective way to harvest invasive catfish (predominantly blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus) in Virginia waters stunned by low-frequency electrofishing (LFE).   LFE was conducted from May 18,...

The 1996 Users Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Date

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

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data at the Chesapeake Bay Program  (CBP) Data Center in Annapolis, Maryland.  It provides information:

*currently available and soon-to-be released CBP databases;

*how to...

Proceedings of the Bi-State Conference on the Chesapeake Bay April 27-29, 1977

Publication date: April 01, 1977 | Type of document:

In the years since the conference on the Chesapeake Bay that was held at the Wye Institute in September, 1968, the people of the Chesapeake Region, together with the rest of the nation, have increasingly recognized that environmental...

Conserving Chesapeake Landscape; Protecting Our Investments, Securing Future Progress

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

On June 28, 2000, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed a new agreement for the restoration of the Bay, entitled Chesapeake 2000.  Unprecedented in scope and complexity, the new accord called for a range of actions, most with specific...

Chesapeake Bay WaterColumn Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

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

Rich Batiuk, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, described the objectives of the critical issues forum, the questions posed to the forum participants by the Toxics Subcommittee, and the process for incorporating forum findings into the...

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Progress and Future Directions 1997

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

Since 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been working in cooperation with local governments, industry, farmers, environmentalists, conservation associations, citizen groups, and others throughout the Bay region to restore the water...

Achieving Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay 2011

Publication date: March 01, 2011 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), a partnership among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the six watershed states, and the District of Columbia, is working at federal, state, and local levels to restore the Chesapeake Bay...

Agriculture Workgroup Governance Protocols

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-based Requirements and Restoration Targets 2000

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

The loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, from shallow waters of Chesapeake Bay, which was first noted in the early 1960's, is a widespread, well-documented problem.  Although other factors such as climatic events and herbicide...

Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed_Executive Summary 2009

Publication date: May 01, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

May 12, 2009 was a historic day for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.  On that date, President Obama issued Executive Order 13508 on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration.  In the Executive Order, President Obama declard the...

Status and Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife Contamination 1992

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

As an integral component of its priority setting process, the Chesapeake Bay Program's Toxics Subcommittee has sought the expertise of Chesapeake Bay researchers and managers in developing a series of Chesapeake Bay toxics status and...

Progress to Improve Water Quality Conditions in Rock Creek Estuary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1990

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

Rock Creek is a 3-mile, 873 acre estuary in northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Figure 1).  It is a tributary to the Patapsco River, just upstream from the river's mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Rock Creek's watershed encompasses...

Maryland Water Quality Inventory 1986

Publication date: April 15, 1986 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Patuxent River has been a major focal point for water quality management in Maryland for well over a decade.  As the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas have encroached on the Patuxent watershed, long-time residents...

EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Resource Users Management Team_Final Report and Recommendations Fall 1983

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

The primary message which RUMT hopes this report will convey is that there is now ample evidence that the Bay system is in decline.  Based on this evidence, RUMT supports specific policies to reverse that decline.  RUMT has concluded...

Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative 1999

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

Origins of the project - EPA Region III's direct and active involvement in the Anacostia began with its 1992 Report tp Congress.  Official kick-off of the Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative occurred in 1994 and followed a White House task...

Trends in Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay (1984-1990) 1992

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

This report shows average monthly concentrations of nitrogen were essentially unchanged in the entire mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay from October 1984 to September 1990.  Total nitrogen levels showed an apparent increase of 2%, and...

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

This Second Progress Report attemtps to track at least some of those ripples.  It describes major efforts under way which contribute to the restoration of the Bay, though their cumulative effects are not yest fully defined.  The task of...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries 1989

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

A survey program was developed to assess the problem within the tidal portion of the Bay.  This program has generally continued on an annual basis since the initial survey in 1984.  The fact that this survey does not presently include...

Reassessment Task Force Report on the Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy Implementation Plan 1993

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

The Wetlands Implementation Plan is designed to achieve the wetlands policy goals of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  The Wetlands Workgroup, assigned to the Living Resources Subcommittee, is responsible for accomplishing the tasks...

Policy and Program Re commendations for the Chesapeake Bay 1983

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

This report fulfills the last of the assignmen ts given to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Congress in 1976 when funds were apprpriated to establish the Chesapeake Bay Program.  The final Congressional directive asked for...

Governing Chesapeake Waters A History of Water Quality Controls on Chesapeake Bay 1607-1972_1981

Publication date: October 01, 1981 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report has relied primarily on written sourcwes.  Those providing most fruitful have been the annual reports of various state agencies, the occasional reports of study commissions and blue ribbon panels, and the coes, statutes, and...

CBLO Response to HQ Comments on Rock Creek Water Quality Conditions Draft Report 1990

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

This report contains comments on the draft Rock Creek report provided in a memo from Bob Zeller to Leslie Baldwin dated January 11, 1990.  First let me say that we are in total agreement with your comments questioning the...

Clean WAter Action Plan Restoring and Protecting America's Waters 1998

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

This Clean Water Action Plan provides a blueprint for restoring and protecting the nation's precious water resources.  The Action Plan provides a blueprint for restoring and protecting the nation's precious water resources.  The Action...

Chesapeake Bay Program Study of an Estuary 1984

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

The Office of Water Regulations and Standards within EPA requested Statistical Consultants, Inc. (SCI) to review the CBP in terms of approaches used in directing an envrionmental research study toward management recommendations.  This...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Monitoring Plan 1990

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

This first annual report is devoted to documenting progress scheduled for completion in 1991.  The report also is a first iteration of the periodic technical review that is required to ensure that the living resources monitoring program...

Chesapeake Bay_A Profile of Environmental Change 1983

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

Usiing segmentation to look at water quality is not new.  Planning agencies for the Great Lakes divided the lakes into zones with similar nutrient and chlorophylla levels to monitor eutrophication.  To locate acceptiable sites for...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy 1990 Progress Report 1991

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

In response to the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions, working through a Water Quality Task Group, developed the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy (Chesapeake Bay Program, 1988a) for reducing nutrients...

A Commitment Renewed_Technical Appendix 1988

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

In preparing this report, the Chesapeake Bay Liaison Office conducted an analysis to quantify the effect of BMPs  in reducing sediment and nutrient pollutant loads.  Data for the analysis were compiled in part from the Chesapeake Bay...

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Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay (1984-1990) 1991

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

Low dissolved oxygen is one of the most important problems facing managers and scientists in the restoration of Chesapeake Bay.  Oxygen is critical to the health and survivalof the Bay's aquatic life.  Faced with decreasing levels of...

Comparison of Mid-Bay and Lateral Station Water Quality Data in the Chesapeake Bay Mainstem 1993

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

Seasonal median water quality values were compared between stations in mid-Bay and lateral regions in seven east-west transects in the mainstem Chesapeake Bay.  Comparisons were made over seven years, 1985-1991, for April-October...

Chesapeake Bay A Profile of Environmental Change 1983

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

This report describes trends in water and sediment qualitty, and in the living resources of Chesapeake Bay.  The water quality parrameters evaluated include nutrients, dissolve oxygen, organic chemical compounds, and heavy metals.  The...

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Rept #8 1992

Publication date: December 01, 1992 | Type of document:

this report is one of a series of reports prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Program Reevaluation of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  This report provides information on the financial cost effectiveness and nutrient removal effectiveness...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas _Voulme II 1989

Publication date: August 01, 1989 | Type of document:

To monitor the bacteriological quality of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters to assure adequate public health protection from shelstock unsafe for human consumption.  To assist in the identification and elimination of pollution...

Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries_Results of Monitoring Programs and Status of Resources 1998

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

This  report is part of Virginia's ongoing effort to measure progress toward Bay restoration and to assess the quality of Virginia's rivers and streams.  The information in this report offers an insight into the monitoring of our waters...

A Chemical Contamin ant Mass Balance Framework for Chesapeake Bay 1997

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

Chemical contaminants in the water and sediment of Chesapeake Bay can effect ecosystem functions as well as pose a direct threat to human health via drinking water and the consumption of aquatic organisms (e.g., fish and Shellfish). ...

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Management Phase 5.3.2 Crosswalk Report

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The Nutrient Management Task Force's Crosswalk Report was approved by the Agriculture Workgroup (AgWG) on 2/17/16, with subsequent approval by the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (WQGIT) on 2/22/16. This version of the report...

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation 1992

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

During the period between the 1983 and 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreements, the Bay Program developed a relatively simple mathematical model that was used to devise a strategy for reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus entering the...

A Report to the Citizens of the Bay Region 2008

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

The Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Assessment is presented this year as one document with four chapters, stressing the health of the Bay, the stressors to our environment, restoration efforts and, new this years, a summary of local...

Federal Facilities Strategy 1988

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Federal Facilities Commitment states that "by July 1988, the Environemntal Protection Agency, acting for the federal government, will develop, adopt, and begin implementation of a strategy for the control and...

Chesapeake Bay Low Flow Strategy Study 1996

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

The purpose of this study is to develop a general strategyto study and manage the impacts of low freshwater inflows, and reduction of low freshwater inflows, from the Susquehanna River on the salinity distribution, water quality,...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy 1988

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

This Strategy establishes the baseline nutrient loading conditions and the year 2000 nutrient loading target for each jurisdiction.  The Strategy outlines a phased aapproach toward meeting the 40% reduction of nutrients by the year 2000...

The First Progress Report under the 1987 Cheapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

The 1987 Agreement, signed by the Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorus from Potomac river Sediment 1987

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

Recurring algal blooms in the tidal freshwater portion of the Potomac River indicate an association between chlorophyll a high phosphorus concentrations, and high pH of the water.  In the present study, the release of phosphorus from...

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

The 1987 Bay Agreement is analogous to the proverbial pebble cast into a pond:  the ripples move endlessly outward, their effects felt in an ever-widening circle.  This Second Progress Report attemtpts to track at least some of those...

A Commitment Renewed_Restoration Progress and the Course Ahead under the 1987 Bay Agreement

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

In preparing this report, the Chesapeake Bay Liaison Office conducted an analysis to quantify the effect of BMPs in reducing sediment and nutrient pollutant loads.  Data for the analysis were compiled in part from the Chesapeake Bay...

Recent Wetland Status and Trends in the Chesapeake Watershed (1982 to 1989)_Technical Report

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

Chesapeake Bay is the Nation's largest estuary and perhaps the best studied and arguably the most politically visible one.  It is noted for its productive fisheries and shellfisheries (e.g., blue crabs and oysters), water-borne commerc,...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas-Valume II 1989

Publication date: August 01, 1989 | Type of document:

The Maryland Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring Program, comprised of a network of 800 sampling stations within the Chesapeake Bay basin, monitors the bacteriological quality of all of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters on a monthly...

Baywide Communication Plan 1988

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

This  Baywide Communication Plan draws upon and expands upon the State and Federal communication plans.  In keeping with the Bay Agreement goal of "increased opportuities for citizens to participate in decisions and programs affecting...

Basin-Specific Characterizations of Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Status 1994

Publication date: September 01, 1994 | Type of document:

This report presents characterizations of the current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of twoelve basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay.  The current status was assessed relative to an appropriate...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay Tidal Tributaries 1989

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

Submerged aquatic vegetation is not only important as a habitat, but also because it acts as an indicator of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful growth and reporduction of submerged aquatic vegetation can be used as a...

Second Annual Progress Report nunder the Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1987

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

This section summarizes the Second Annual of the Monitoring Subcommittee, "The State of the Bay," to be published early in 1987.n  The report covers the period from June 1984 through September 1985 which includes two summers and the...

Protecting Wetlands-Tools for Local Governments in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1997

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

This handbook provides straightforward descriptions of tools available to local governments, identifies particularly valuable reference materials related to these tools that can be obtained by readers, and illustrates how local...

Priorities for Action for Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1996

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

The goal, objectives and priorities summarize a publich outreach and consensus-building effort which included: a)eight outreach meetings with local government leaders, developers and builders, farmers, foresters, land conservationists,...

Local Government Participation Action Plan 1996

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

In recognition of the vital role local governments play in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, the Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Local Government Partnership Initiative in 1995.  The Initiative is a commitment to...

Implementation Plan for the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy 1990

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

The Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries in July 1989.  The goal of the Policy is to achieve a net gain in submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries_1984

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

Interest in Chesapeake Bay SAV communities by scientists, resource managers and the public has been very high because of the significant reductions of SAV in many areas compared to luxrious stands that once prevailed less than 20 years...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy Implementation Plan 1990

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

In recognition of the importance of wetlands to the environmental and economic health of the Bay, the Chesapeaken Bay Executive Council adopted the Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy (the Policy) in December 1988.  The Policy includes a...

Chesapeake Bay Program_Annual Progress Report 1991 Wetlands Workgroup

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

Chesapeake Bay watershed wetlands are recognized as some of the most important wetlands are recognized as some of the most important wetlands in the United States and have received worldwide recognition as "Wetlands of International...

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 1994

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

The strategy reevaluation found no evidence of sever chemical contamination impact that are baywide like other problems, such as excess nutrients which has caused declines in underwater grasses and low dissoslved oxygen levels.  The...

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study Phase I_July 1990_June 1991

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

The purpose of this study ws to determine atmospheric loadings of selected trace elements and organic compounds directly into the Chesapeake Bay.  This work represents the first year of the Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study. ...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report 1989

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

To better quantify NPS loads and the effect of all loads on the Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program, beginning with the research phase in 1978, has placed high priority on the development of drainage basin and tidal mainstem models of the...

Baywide Conventional Pollutants Control Strategy

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

This document outlines the conventional pollutant control programs related to point sources for each jurisdiction, under the common topic headings of NPDES Permit Program, Water Quality Standatds, Enforcement, National Municipal Policy,...

1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy 1998

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

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics and Reduction Strategy is in its third year of implementation.  The Toxics Subcommittee is making significant progress in fulfilling the 33 toxics strategy commitments and the overall strategy. ...

2014-2015 Bay Barometer At a Glance (Rack Card)

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The State of the Chesapeake Bay 1999

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

This report highlights water quality conditions and the status of creatures that call the Bay home.  The first question we answer is how are our most important species doing?  We also explain the progress we're making to reduce the top...

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorus from Potomac River Sediment 1987

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

Recurring algal blooms in the tidal freshwater portion of the Potomac River indicate an association between chlorophyll a, high phosphorus concentrations, and high pH of the water.  In the present study, the relase of phosphorus from...

Riparian Forest Buffers_Linking Land and Water

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

Since 1996, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been actively pursuing the restoration and protection of riparian forest in the Bay watershed.  Working across state boundaries, thhis effort has set and achieved numerous restoration goals and...

Regional Ecosystem Analysis Chesapeake Bay Watershed_Charlottesville, VA and Harrisburg, PA Areas 2002

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

American Forests originally conducted a Regional Ecosystem Analysis (REA) of the Chesapeake Bay Region in 1999.  This tudy looked at how the landscape changed over time in an 11.4 million acre study area in the souteast portion of the...

Recommended Guidelines for Sampling and Analyses in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program 1996

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

the purpose of this document is to provide field and laboratory methods and associated quality control (QC) procedures and criteria that will result in the generation of data of known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay...

Recommendations ffor (a) the Reauthorization of National Invasive Species Act of 1996, and (b) the National Ballast Management Program, to Address Issues of Concern for the Chesapeake Bay Region

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

The worldwide transfer and introduction of nonindigenous species (NIS) by human activities is having significant and unwanted ecological, economic, and human-health impacts.  Although marine invasions have received relatively little...

Public Access Strategy 1988

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

This report will be used as guidance, along with other information, to help refine and improve Chesapeake Bay Agreement programs designed to "promote increased opportunities for public appreciation and enjoyment of the Bay and its...

Implementation Plan for Removing Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

During 1993 the Baywide Fish Passage Workgroup met regularly to address the needs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed'd migratory fish resources.  Under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resoures Subcommittee, the...

Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption

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

The underwater vascular plants that make up the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) community in Chesapeake Bay are widely regarded as jeystone species and primary indicators of water quality conditions in the Bay.  Although SAV...

Ambient Toxicity and Chemical Characterization of Four Bayside creeks of the Eastern Shore

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

The purpose of this study was to characterize selected bayside creeks of the Virginia portion of the Delmarva Pennisula with respect to chemistry and toxicity.  The peninsula is an area in which the primary land use is agriculture. ...

Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption 1995

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

The underwater vascular plants that make up the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) community in Chesapeake Bay are widely regarded as keystone species and primary indicators of water quality conditions in the Bay.  Although SAV...

Critical Issues Forum_Achieveing a Toxics Free Bay_The Role of Nonpoint Sources1999

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

The major focus of the Nonpoint Source Forum was to explore how the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership can further reduce chemical cotaminant loads from urban, suburban, and agricultural areas to achieve a "toxics free Bay". ...

Chesapeake Bay_A Framework for Action 1983

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

The Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest and most productive estuarine system is experiencing significant stress from pollution.  In 1976, Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake a comprehensive study of...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern List Information Sheets 1991

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement identified the improvement and maintenance of water quality as the most critical elements iin the overall restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.  In order to achieve a reduction of toxics...

Chesaapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 8

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

This report is one of a series of reports prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Program Reevaluation of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  This report provides information on the financial cost effectiveness and nutrient removal effectiveness...

A Work in Progress_A Retrospective on the first decade of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration

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

This twn-year retrospectiveof the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay features cleanup accomplishments and highlights the results of our long-term commitment to work together.  We are seeing an increase in aquatic grasses, crucial food...

Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species 1993

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

This policy document considers only first time introductions of non-indegenous, non-naturalized aquatic species.  Organisms, including marsh-dwellers, that live on land or in the soil are not included in the scope of this policy.  The...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey_Appendices_Washington, DC Frequencies

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

Responses from Washington, DC on Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey_Appendices_Virginia Frequencies 1994

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

Responses from Virginia on Attitudes Survey

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey 1994

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

The Survey Research Center at the University Of maryland College Park conducted a survey of residents of counties in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay.  The counties are located in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania, the...



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