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Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Watershed 2012-2013

Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Watershed 2012-2013

Published: December 02, 2013 | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay is a dynamic system. Across the watershed, rainfall, temperature and other conditions can fluctuate from month to month and year to year, impacting the surrounding environment. But tracking changes in ecological health over time allows scientists to understand these natural variations as well as the long-term effects...


Calculation of Oyster Benefits with a Bioenergetics Model of the Virginia Oyster

Publication date: April 01, 2014 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A bioenergetics model is formulated and validated for the Virginia oyster (Crassostrea virginica). The model considers two basic properties of a bivalve population: number of individuals and individual size. Individuals are represented...

The Chesapeake Bay Program 2013 (Report to Congress)

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A report on the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is required every five years as a mandate of the Clean Water Act, Section 117(h). The report includes: the status and trends of the Bay ecosystem; the effectiveness of CBP in implementing...

New Insights: Science-based evidence of water quality improvements, challenges, and opportunities in the Chesapeake [Executive Summary]

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New Insights: Science-based evidence of water quality improvements, challenges and opportunities in the Chesapeake compiles data collected and analyzed by Chesapeake Bay Program partners, including the University of Maryland Center for...

Meeting Summary - December 2013 full Sustainable Fisheries GIT Meeting

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The full Sustainable Fisheries GIT met December 3-4, 2013 at Chesapeake Biological Lab in Solomons, MD.

CBSAC November 2013 Gear Selectivity Meeting Summary

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Summary of the CBSAC in-person meeting on November 21, 2013 to discuss gear selectivity in the Winter Dredge Survey.

Summary of Public Comments on 7-9-13 Abridged Draft Agreement, and Chesapeake Bay Program Response to Comments

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Chesapeake Bay Program partners welcomed stakeholder input on an abridged version of the draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement between July 10 and August 15, 2013. Comments, emails and letters that were submitted during this public...

Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Watershed 2012-2013

Publication date: December 02, 2013 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay is a dynamic system. Across the watershed, rainfall, temperature and other conditions can fluctuate from month to month and year to year, impacting the surrounding environment. But tracking changes in ecological...

Press Backgrounder: Small Watershed Grants (SWG) and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants (2013)

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Forty projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed received $9.2 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)...

Total Maximum Daily Load Criteria Assessment Using Monitoring and Modeling Data

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Applications of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) criteria for complex estuarine systems like Chesapeake Bay have been limited by difficulties in estimating precisely how changes in input loads will impact ambient water quality. A method...

Twenty-One-Year Simulation of Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Using the CE-QUAL-ICM Eutrophication Model

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The CE-QUAL-ICM (Corps of Engineers Integrated Compartment Water Quality Model) eutrophication model was applied in a 21-year simulation of Chesapeake Bay water quality, 1985-2005. The eutrophication
model is part of a larger model...

Monitored and Modeled Correlations of Sediment and Nutrients with Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This article analyzes the correlations of the observed and modeled light attenuation coefficient, Kd, with in situ total suspended solids (TSS) and chlorophyll-a concentrations in Chesapeake Bay (CB) tidal waters, and with sediment and...

The Shallow-Water Component of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The shallow-water component of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package emphasizes the regions of the system inside the 2-m depth contour. The model of these regions is unified with the systemwide model but places emphasis on...

Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model Applied to Chesapeake Bay Through Long-Term Simulation of Transport Processes

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A numerical model, the Curvilinear Hydrodynamics in 3-Dimensions, Waterway Experiment Station version (CH3D-WES), was applied to represent transport processes of the Chesapeake Bay. Grid resolution and spatial coverage, tied with...

Estimating the Extent of Impervious Surfaces and Turf Grass Across Large Regions

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The ability of researchers to accurately assess the extent of impervious and pervious developed surfaces, e.g., turf grass, using land-cover data derived from Landsat satellite imagery in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is limited due to...

Deriving Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Standards

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Achieving and maintaining the water quality conditions necessary to protect the aquatic living resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries has required a foundation of quantifiable water quality
criteria. Quantitative...

Computing Atmospheric Nutrient Loads to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Tidal Waters

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Application of integrated Chesapeake Bay models of the airshed, watershed, and estuary support air and water nitrogen controls in the Chesapeake. The models include an airshed model of the Mid-Atlantic
region which tracks the estimated...

Featured Collection Introduction: Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Development and Application

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Featured Collection Introduction

Development and Application of the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Model

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Phase 5.3 Watershed Model simulates the Chesapeake watershed land use, river flows, and the associated transport and fate of nutrient and sediment loads to the Chesapeake Bay. The Phase 5.3 Model is the most recent of a series of...

Development of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Allocation

Publication date: October 01, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Nutrient load allocations and subsequent reductions in total nitrogen and phosphorus have been applied in the Chesapeake watershed since 1992 to reduce hypoxia and to restore living resources. In 2010, sediment allocations were...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Public Access Plan - Executive Summary

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay and the major rivers are the region’s ecological and cultural lifeblood. They are the primary features that have shaped human habitation for millennia.

The very resource that means Chesapeake or Susquehanna or...

Water Quality GIT BMP Review Protocol

Publication date: | Type of document: Policy Document | Download: Electronic Version

June 2013 Full SFGIT Meeting Summary

Publication date: July 09, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A summary of the biannual Sustainable Fisheries GIT Meeting held June 17-18, 2013 in Colonial Beach, VA.

2013 Blue Crab Advisory Report Figures

Publication date: June 25, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions. 

2013 Blue Crab Advisory Report

Publication date: June 25, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Individual Stream Restoration Projects (long version)

Publication date: May 28, 2013 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This version includes Appendices A-G. [Revised to correct errors, 10-28-2013; updated to include test drive results, 02-06-2014]

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Individual Stream Restoration Projects (short version)

Publication date: May 28, 2013 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This version of the report does not include the Appendices. [Revised to correct errors, 10-28-2013; Updated to include test drive results, 02-06-2014]

Circuit Rider Pilot Project 2009-2010 Final Report

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

To accelerate the implementation of Bay restoration strategies, break down the barriers to local government involvement, and to highlight the integration of proven and innovative Best Management Practices that can be implemented...

April Sustainable Fisheries GIT Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Publication date: | Type of document: Meeting Material | Download: Electronic Version

Modeling the pH in the tidal fresh Potomac River under conditions of varying hydrology and loads

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The pH of the freshwater portion of the Potomac River estuary attains 9–10.5, driven by photosynthesis during cyanobacteria blooms. Processes which contribute to elevated pH are examined by adding a massbalance model of the carbonate...

Enhanced HSPF Model Structure for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Simulation

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

For more than two decades, an HSPF-based watershed model has been used to simulate nutrient and sediment load delivery to the Chesapeake Bay. Over time, the watershed model has increased in complexity commensurate with the management...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Nutrient Management (short version)

Publication date: March 14, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This short version does not include all appendices.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Public Access Plan

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay and the major rivers are the region’s ecological and cultural lifeblood. They are the primary features that have shaped human habitation for millennia.

The very resource that means Chesapeake or Susquehanna or...

Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership BMP Verification Principles

Publication date: December 06, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Developed by the BMP Verification Committee and Water Quality Goal Implementation Team, these principles were adopted by the Principals' Staff Committee to guide the jurisdictions’ development and implementation of BMP verification...

Mid-Atlantic Elementary and Secondary Environmental Literacy Strategy Executive Summary

Publication date: June 06, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Managers are making tremendous progress identifying and tackling environmental issues facing the Chesapeake Bay. However, many of the remaining challenges to a healthier ecosystem are complex, diffuse, and directly in the hands of...

Bay Barometer: Summary of Indicators

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program partners track and report on a wide variety of indicators of Bay and watershed health as well as watershed-wide restoration progress.

Bay Barometer: Spotlight on Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed 2011-2012

Publication date: January 30, 2013 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Looking at data over time helps scientists understand natural variations as well as the long-term effects of restoration efforts. The data provided in Bay Barometer reflect the Bay’s health over the course of many years, and in some...

Integration of a fish bioenergetics model into a spatially explicit water quality model: Application to menhaden in Chesapeake Bay

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Although fish are usually thought of as victims of water quality degradation, it has been proposed that some planktivorous species may improve water quality through consumption of algae and sequestering of nutrients via growth. Within...

Data Analysis Issues Tracking System (DAITS)

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As the Chesapeake Bay Program Mainstem Monitoring Program reached its fifth
anniversary, EPA initiated a systematic review of the program design and implementation.
In the process of this review, numerous questions were raised which...

Management modeling of suspended solids in the Chesapeake Bay, USA

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The Chesapeake Bay, USA, suffers from multiple water quality impairments including poor water clarity. A management strategy aimed at improvingwater clarity through reduction of nutrient and solids loads to the bay is under development....

The Conowingo Dam and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Publication date: January 15, 2013 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Each year, the Susquehanna River provides the Bay with one-quarter of its sediment loads. Working to curb these loads are three large reservoirs located along the lower portion of the river, each of which sits behind a dam. These...

Map: 2012 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants (PDF)

Publication date: August 28, 2012 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The funding was provided through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which awards competitive grants of up to $1 million to projects that demonstrate innovative and cost-effective approaches to dramatically reduce or eliminate...

Map: Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Small Watershed Grants 1998-2012 (PDF)

Publication date: August 28, 2012 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program promotes community-based efforts to develop and implement conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The...

Press Backgrounder: Small Watershed Grants (SWG) and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants (2012)

Publication date: August 28, 2012 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Forty-one projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed received $9.22 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)...

Documentation for Scenario Builder

Publication date: January 04, 2013 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Creation of the Nutrient and Scenario Builder tool was achieved with the excellent assistance of the Chesapeake Bay Program Information Technology contractor’s team led by Jessica Rigelman. With her leadership, Jonathan Lewis, Robert...

Oyster Restoration Adaptive Management Decision Framework

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Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment 2012 Report Figures

Publication date: July 20, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

2012 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

Publication date: July 20, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

Applying the Decision Framework to Attaining Water Quality Standards in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

Publication date: July 16, 2012 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (WQGIT) supports the commitments of the CBP partnership to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution loads in order to achieve water-quality standards in...

2012 Executive Council Meeting Agenda

Publication date: | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Public Agenda for 2012 Executive Council Meeting, Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton VA

Mid-Atlantic Elementary and Secondary Environmental Literacy Strategy

Publication date: June 06, 2012 | Type of document: Management Plan | Download: Electronic Version

Managers are making tremendous progress identifying and tackling environmental issues facing the Chesapeake Bay. However, many of the remaining challenges to a healthier ecosystem are complex, diffuse, and directly in the hands of...

The 2012 User's Guide to CBP Biological Monitoring Data

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

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Chesapeake Data Enterprise (CDE) formerly the Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS). It provides information on:

  • Currently...

Underwater Bay Grasses in the Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2011

Publication date: March 28, 2012 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

In 2011, 57,956 acres of underwater bay grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries were mapped via aerial survey.
However, while the entire Bay was flown, some portions of the Bay were not mapped since SAV signatures were
masked by...

Invasive Catfish Policy Adoption Statement

Publication date: January 23, 2012 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Executive Committee has concluded that the potential risk posed by blue catfish and flathead catfish on native species warrants action to examine potential measures to reduce densities...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2010

Publication date: December 22, 2011 | Type of document: Environmental Assessment | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2010 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Case Studies: Our Waters, Our Towns: Counties and Cities Develop Effective Watershed Programs

Publication date: November 08, 2011 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This collection of examples follows LGAC's recent publication, “Our Waters, Our Towns: Local Governments’ Role in the Watershed Implementation Plans,” which provided useful information about the new requirements and...

2011 State of the Chesapeake Bay Program: Summary Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Publication date: July 11, 2011 | Type of document: Meeting Material | Download: Electronic Version

2011 State of the Chesapeake Bay Program: Summary Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Fact Sheet: Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2009-2011 Milestones: Interim Progress Assessment

Publication date: July 11, 2011 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Fact Sheet: Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2009-2011 Milestones: Interim Progress Assessment

Our Waters, Our Towns: Local Governments' Roles in the Watershed Implementation Plans

Publication date: July 11, 2011 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

In this report, you will find background on the Local Government Advisory Committee, the TMDL and the current Phase II WIP process, and resources for more information.

...

Letter from Chesapeake Bay Leadership to Congress to Reduce Polluted Runoff from Federal Highways

Publication date: May 27, 2009 | Type of document: Policy Memorandum | Download: Electronic Version

Letter from Chesapeake Bay Leadership to Congress to Reduce Polluted Runoff from Federal Highways

Map: Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants - 1998-2009 (PDF)

Publication date: September 10, 2009 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

PDF map of Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants - 1998-2009

Bay Backpack

Publication date: January 28, 2010 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Bay Backpack is an exciting new web site for teachers and environmental educators interested in teaching about the Chesapeake region. This onestop shop provides all the tools you need to give your students a Meaningful Watershed...

Underwater Bay Grasses in the Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2009

Publication date: April 27, 2010 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

In 2009, 85,899 acres of underwater bay grasses were mapped in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This is a 12 percent increase from 2008, when 76,860 acres were mapped.

2010 Citizens Advisory Committee Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Publication date: June 03, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Citizens Advisory Committee Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

2010 Chesapeake Bay Program Partner Restoration Highlights

Publication date: June 03, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Chesapeake Bay Program Partner Restoration Highlights

2010 State of the Chesapeake Bay Program: Summary Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Publication date: June 03, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

2010 State of the Chesapeake Bay Program: Summary Report to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Map: 2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants (PDF)

Publication date: August 05, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants map (PDF)

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Awardees and Projects

Publication date: August 05, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Awardees and Projects backgrounder

Fact Sheet: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Publication date: June 21, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation fact sheet

2010 Small Watershed Grants Awardees and Projects

Publication date: November 04, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Small Watershed Grants Awardees and Projects backgrounder

Map: Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants - 1998-2010 (PDF)

Publication date: November 04, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Map of Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants - 1998-2010 (PDF)

River Flow, Long-term Trends and Stream Health In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: May 09, 2011 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Backgrounder: River Flow, Long-term Trends and Stream Health In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Underwater Bay Grasses in the Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2010

Publication date: April 21, 2011 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

In 2010, 79,675 acres of underwater bay grasses were mapped in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Memorandum of Understanding among Chesapeake Executive council, Headwater State Jurisdictions and members of the Lawn Care Product Manufacturing Industry

Publication date: October 22, 2006 | Type of document: MOU/MOA | Download: Electronic Version

Nutrient losses from all contributing activities on developed lands account for about one quarter of the excess phosphorus and one eighth of the excess nitrogen loads entering the Chesapeake. Members of the Lawn Care Product...

Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency Action Items for the Chesapeake Bay Program

Publication date: September 14, 1993 | Type of document: MOU/MOA

These action items were developed to further guide program initiatives between the DoD and EPA and reflect current Chesapeake Bay program strategies including the 1992 Amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  These action items may...

Chesapeake Bay Agreement - 1983

Publication date: December 09, 1983 | Type of document: Agreement | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of actions agreed upon by the signatories to assess and oversee the implementation of coordinated plans to improve and protect the water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay estuarine system, as the newly formed...

Pride of Baltimore II and City of Annapolis Join Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Publication date: May 04, 2002 | Type of document:

Pride of Baltimore II and City of Annapolis Join Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Dissolved Organic Carbon: Data Variability and Procedural Recommendations Report for AMQAW (Revision 1).

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

Beginning with the first Bay cruise in January 1996, DOC data was no longer to be reported; however, AMQAW requested that the DOC data generated since the beginning of the program be scrutinized and that 1.) a factor be found, if...

Comparison Study of Five Instruments Measuring Dissolved Organic Carbon for the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program.

Publication date: December 08, 1994 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this study was two-fold: Comparison of the DOC results from different instruments used in the program in order to provide a baseline for comparison of DOC data and historical data if these instruments are replaced;...

Immediate Filtration Processing of Water Samples to Separate Particulate and Dissolved Nutrient Parameters: What is the Critical Time Interval between Sample Collection and Filtration?

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

The purpose of this study is to determine a whole water sample can be kept under certain conditions before significant changes in nutrient concentration occur.

A Comparison of Preservation Techniques for Dissolved Nutrient Analyses.

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

The purpose of this study is to compare alternative processing and preservation techniques. For the present discussion processing includes filtering, chilling, freezing, and the addition of acid or other chemicals to reduce or stop...

Estuarine Nutrient Analyses: A Comparison of Sample Handling Techniques and the Analyses of Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Chlorophyll A.

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

The purpose of this study was to produce an interlaboratory comparison involving filtering techniques as well as the results of nutrient analyses among laboratories participating in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program, and was conducted...

A Comparison of Two Methods of Measuring Dissolved Organic Carbon

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

The purpose of this study is to examine the data from the period when samples were analyzed using both DOC methods, so that differences related to changes in methods are made apparent to data users.

Results of Comparative Studies of Preservation Techniques for Nutrient Analysis on Water Samples.

Publication date: September 24, 1986 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this study was to assess freezing as a sample preservation alternative.

Monitoring Re-Alignment Action Team Final Report to the CBP Management Board

Publication date: August 25, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This was the final report to the management board on behalf of the Monitoring Realignment Action Team describing the background, processes, and conclusions of the monitoring re-alignment process

A Report to the Monitoring Realignment Action Team- Effectiveness and Optimization Issue Team

Publication date: August 25, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Recommendations to improve coordinated nontidal monitoring, assessment, and communication activities in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration: A report addressing STAC recommendation for monitoring reallocation, 2009.

Monitoring Needs and Partnership Opportunities Assessment: A Report to the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Re-Alignment Action Team

Publication date: August 25, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The report provides recommendations for partnership opportunities for monitoring to help address the needs of several Chesapeake Action Plan (CAP) goals: water quality, habitat, living resources, and watersheds (CBP, 2008). The report...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries: 2010 Technical Support for Criteria Assessment Protocols Addendum, May 2010

Publication date: May 18, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This EPA 2010 Chesapeake Bay Criteria addendum provides previously undocumented features of the present procedures as well as refinements and clarifications to the previously published Chesapeake Bay water quality criteria assessment...

Biological Evaluation for the Issuance of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region III Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries (Regional Criteria Guidance) is being...

Tributary Refinements to the Chesapeake Bay Model

Publication date: April 15, 2002 | Type of document: Report

A series of refinements were added to a previously-completed three-dimensional eutrophication model of Chesapeake Bay. Refinements included increased grid resolution in the western tributaries and in shallow littoral areas, extension of...

Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State College, Pennsylvania, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III

Publication date: June 05, 1996 | Type of document: MOU/MOA | Download: Electronic Version

This Memorandum of Agreement provides for enhanced cooperation between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pennsylvania Field Office (PAFO) in State College, Pennsylvania, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and the U.S....

Federal Agencies on Ecosystems Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: July 14, 1994 | Type of document: Agreement | Download: Electronic Version

Representatives of the participating Federal agencies, commit to managing the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a cohesive ecosystem, and recommit to working together and with the states and other parties to achieve the goals of the...

Toolkit for Conservation Landscaping Projects in Community Spaces

Publication date: February 19, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The focus of the Toolkit for Conservation Landscaping for Community Spaces is to provide a framework for designers to achieve a balance between ecologically significant landscaping and community engagement.

Toolkit for Schoolyard Habitat Program Development

Publication date: February 19, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Schoolyard Habitat Program Development Toolkit is designed to train environmental education program providers to more effectively assist teachers and schools develop sustainable, integrated schoolyard habitat projects.

Evaluation of Color Imagery and Direct Referencing for Mapping Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: December 01, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

In 2008, the VIMS Annual Submersed Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Monitoring Program initiated a pilot project in the Bay and its tributaries to study two potential enhancements: color film and direct referencing technology. Simultaneous color...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries - 2008 Technical Support for Criteria Assessment Protocols Addendum

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

Since the signing of the multijurisdictional Chesapeake 2000 agreement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with its six watershed State partners and the District of Columbia, has developed a series of water...

Development and Evolution of a Relative Measure of Condition for Assessing the Status of Water Quality and Biological Parameters Tracked in theUS/EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Long Term Monitoring Programs

Publication date: September 01, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This paper focuses on the development and application of a relative status measure in the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP): the basis of its methodology and lessons learned from its use in assessing the condition of water quality and...



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