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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...

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...

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...

Executive Order 13508 Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2010

Publication date: May 12, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Executive Order acknowledges that although the federal government should assume a strong leadership role in the restoration of the Bay, success depends on a collaborative effort involving state and local goveernments, businesses,...

Relation of Land Use to Nitrogen Concentration in Ground Water in the Patuxent River Basin, Maryland 1995

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

This report describes the relation of different land uses associated with nonpoint sources of nitrogen to be concentration of nitrogen in gournd water within the Patuxent River Basin in Maryland.  Historical groundwater data from the...

Nutrient Credit Trading for the Chesapeake Bay_An Economic Study 2012

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

This report does not offer a critique of the state programs.  Instead, it generates data from which sound policy can evolve.  It offer a foundation analysis that provides insights into how markets can minimize the cost of pollution...

Monitoring for Management Actions_Chesapeake BatWater Quality Monitoring Program 1987

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

Presented here are the results of the first two years of the monitoring program.  During this period (summer 1984 through summer 1986) a major campaign has been initiated to reveal the present condition of the Bay in quantitative terms,...

Monitoring 1984_A First Report from the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Subcommittee 1984

Publication date: September 01, 1984 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This Monitoring program is designed to provide, initially, a sound "base-line" or characterization of the health of the Bay, which we can then use to document the response (hopefully improvement) of the system to the many abatement...

Molecular Technologies and Pfiesteria Research A Scientific Synthesis 1997

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

Pfiesteria pisicida has emerged as the most recent threat to environmental and human health posed by harmful algae such as dinoflagellates and diatoms.  Unlike most of those algae, which reveal themselves in red or brown or mahogany...

Milestones_25 Years of Policy for the Bay 2005

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

Twenty-five years ago, the declining health and productivity of the Chesapeake Bay prompted the General Assemblies of Maryland and Virginia to create Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) in order to coordinate their joint efforts to restore...

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program 1997

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

This is a progress report primarily summarizing 4.5 years of data from July 1992 - december 1996.  Although we present selected data covering the entire project period of August 1990 to December 1995, a previous report (Fisher etal....

Maryland's Tributary Strategies for Nutrient Reduction_A Statewide Summary 1995

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

This document summarizes and synthesizes the Nutrient Reduction Strategies for Maryland's ten Tributary Strategy watersheds.  Each of the ten Strategies provides specific recommendations to achieve the 40% nutrient reduction goal.  The...

Maryland Oyster Roundtable Action Plan 1993

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

In the summer of 1993 the State of Maryland convened the Oyster Roundtable to address major concerns about how to bring oyster stocks in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay back to economically and ecologically healthy levels.  The Department of...

Manure to Energy Sustainable Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay Region 2012

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

This report present the policy options from the 2011 Manure-to-Enrgy Summit for the Chesapeake Bay region.  Thye summit emphasized the triple benefits that manure-to-energy projects can offer-producing renewable energy, sustaining...

Condition of the Mid-Atlantic Estuaries 1998

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

This report represents the synthesis of information published in a variety of scientific reports or contained in established scientific databases.  We collected no new data specifically for the production of this report.  Because of the...

Blue Crab Status of the Chesapeake Population and its Fisheries 2003

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

Can we count on an abundance of Chesapeake blue crabs well into the future?  This report sets about to answer some of these questions.  There is some encouraging news: the four independent surveys of 2002-2003 suggest a stabilization of...

BioScience_Pfiesteria Outbreaks in Chesapeake Bay 2001

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

In summer and fall 1997, the public learned of an environmental crisis in the Chesapeake Bay:  Harmful algal blooms (HABs), epecially from the dinoglagellate Pfiersteria piscida, were reportedly cuasing helth problems for both fish and...

Bay Barometer Series April 1987-March 1989 1989

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

The Chesapeake Bay Barometer is a monthly eenvironmental publication of the federal/state Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP).  The Barometer depicts the current water quality of the Bay in terms of water clarity and dissolved oxygen. ...

Assessing Water Quality with Submersed Aquatic Vegetation_Habitat requirements as barometers of Chesapeake Bay health

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

Submersed aquatic vegetation is comprised of rooted flowering plants that have colonized primarily soft sediment habitats in coastal, esturine, and freshwater habitats. In Chesapeake Bay, seagrasses in saline regions and freshwater...

Long-Range Research Needs for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources 1987

Publication date: February 03, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This workshop was convened to address the needs and the potential for long-term research on the Chesapeake Bay in support of living resources management.  Scientists from several disciplines participated, coming from all regions of the...

Forest Fragmentation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1998

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

To help increase our understanding of the impacts of forest fragmentation, the USDA Forest Service and the Society of American Foresters organized and sponsored this Round Table series in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program. ...

Fish Eggs and Larvae of the Upper Chesapeake Bay 1971

Publication date: October 01, 1971 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

An evaluation of the ecological significance of the patterns of Chesapeake ichthyoplankton can only be made by correlating biological data with the estuarine environment.  Since an estuary is characterized by salt concentration gradient...

Evaluatiing Progress in Determining Potential Risks and Benefits of Introducing Diploid Crassostrea ariakensis to Chesapeake Bay 2006

Publication date: August 06, 2006 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Responses were received from all of the reserachers involved in laboratory or field studies listed in Appendix I.  Responses are summarized in Table I, and full responses are included in the accompanying spreadsheet.  Our summary below...

Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Mid-Atlantic Estuaries 1994

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

this report presents information on the spatial and temporal distribution, and relative abundance of 61 fish and invertebrate species in 22 estuaries along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Virginia to Massachusetts.  Its purpose is to...

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Management Plan Agreement Commitment Report 1989

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

A comprehensive approach to managing Chesapeake Bay fisheries is needed because biological, physical, economic, and social aspects of the fisheries are shared among the Bay's jurisdictions.  The Chesapeake Bay Progran's Living Resources...

Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee Annual Report 1989

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

this document contains the first report of achievements under the Stock Assessment Plan.  A summary of Chesapeake Bay stock status is also included in this report.  More detailed information on Bay fisheries will be available in the...

1992 Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay 1992

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

The term "submerged aquatic vegetation" for the purpose of this report encompasses 19 taxa from 10 vascular macrophyte families and 3 taxa from 1 freshwater macrophytic algal family, the Characeae, but excludes all other algae, both...

Chesapeake Bay Alosid, Blue Crab, bluefish, and Weakfish/Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plans 1992

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

Each year the fishery management plans adopted by the Chesapeake Bay's Executive Committee are reviewed and updated.  The annual review provides a format for incorporating new information, evaluating progress toward achieving...

Aquatic Reef Habitat Plan Agreement Commitment Report 1994

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

The purpose of this Plan is to guide the development and implementation of a regional program to rebuild and restore reefs as habitat for oysters and other ecologically valuable aquatic species.  The main objective of this of this...

Annual Progress Report Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass fishery Management Plan 1991

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

The Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishery was conducted during several periods in different locations from September 1990 through February 1991.  Systems were put in place to allocate the catch among different user groups, to monitor the...

Chesapeake Bay Communities-Making the Conection 1995

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

This compilation of case studies is a significant indication of the range of important environment activites occurring with the nearly 2,000 communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Local governments and community organization have...

Countryside Stewardship Exchange in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1994

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

With every Exchange, the "model" is refined.  The Chesapeake Bay Exchange has proven to be particularly important in this regard.  It is the first Exchange to have been undertaken within one ecosystem.  Although the Bay watershed is...

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research Program Symposium Report 2003

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

Recently, there has been a collectiveeffort to investigate an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay.  That is, an approach that considers the many interactions that exist between managed fish populations,...

The Chesapeake Bay American Eel Fishery6 Management Plan 1991

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

A comprehensive approach to managing Chesapeake Bay fisheries is needed because biological, physical, economic, and social aspects of the fisheries are shared among the Bay's jurisdidictions.  The Chesapeake Bay Program's Living...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas Volume I 1989

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

The objective of the Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas is to provide a source of information under one cover, describing current long-term environmental monitoring programs iin the Chesapeake Bay basin.  Its structure...

Chesapeake Bay Special Resource Study Final Report Executive Summary 2004

Publication date: August 05, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Responding toa request from Congress, the National Park Service (NPS) has been exploring the potential for a new unit of the National Park System focused on the Chesapeake Bay.  This executive summary provides an overview of the product...

Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee Workshop Report 2001

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

Analysis of long term juvenile and adult fishery-independent surveys conducted in Chesapeake Bay (Maryland and Virginia trawl surveys, Calvert Cliffs crab [pt survey and Baywide winter dredge survey) indicate that blue crab abundance is...

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay White Paper - Riparian Forest Buffers 1996

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

We now recognize that forests along waterways, also known as "riparian forests", are an important resource that protects water quality and provides habitat and food necessary to support fish survival and reproduction.  Used as buffers,...

A Biological Study of Baltimore Harbor 1975

Publication date: February 02, 1975 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The results show that much of the bottom is indeed highly unfavorable for living organisms although some areas are still healthy.  The waters above the bottom, however, are mostly of better quality than many people would imagine.  It is...

September 2016 Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Newsletter

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

September 2016 issue of the biannual newsletter of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team.

Influence of Wind Strength and Duration on Relative Hypoxia Reductions by Opposite Wind Directions in an Estuary with an Asymmetric Channel, Wang P, Wang H, Linker L, & Hinson K, 2016

Publication date: September 19, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Computer model experiments are applied to analyze hypoxia reductions for opposing wind directions under various speeds and durations in the north–south oriented, two-layer-circulated Chesapeake estuary. Wind’s role in destratification...

STAC Review of the Invasive Catfish Task Force Report

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The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee's review of the Invasive Catfish Task Force report.

Using Geographically Isolated Loading Scenarios to Analyze Nitrogen and Phosphorus Exchanges and Explore Tailored Nutrient Control Strategies for Efficient Management, 2016, Wang, Ping, Lewis C. Linker, and Gary W. Shenk

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A set of geographically isolated differential nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) loadmodel scenarios frommajor Chesapeake basins provides information on the relative impact of nutrient loads on primary production and dissolved oxygen...

Relative Importance of Nutrient Load and Wind on Regulating Interannual Summer Hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay, 2015, Wang, Ping, Harry Wang, and Lewis Linker

Publication date: August 15, 2014 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

To analyze the correlations of summer anoxia/hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay with watershed input and wind conditions, statistics were applied to nearly three decades of monitoring data. The results of Pearson correlation coefficients,...

Twenty-One-Year Simulation of Chesapeake Bay Water Quality using the CE-QUAL-ICM Eutrophication Model, 2013, Cerco and Noel

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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...

Influence of Reservoir Infill on Coastal Deep Water Hypoxia, 2016, Linker et al

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Ecological restoration of the Chesapeake through the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load (TMDL) requires the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loads in the Chesapeake watershed because of the tidal water quality...

Conowingo Reservoir Sedimentation and Chesapeake Bay: State of the Science, 2016, Cerco

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The Conowingo Reservoir is situated on the Susquehanna River, immediately upstream of Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. Sedimentation in the reservoir provides an unintended benefit to the bay by preventing...

Impact of Reservoir Sediment Scour on Water Quality in a Downstream Estuary, 2016, Cerco and Noel

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The Conowingo Reservoir is situated at the lower terminus of the Susquehanna River watershed, immediately above Chesapeake Bay. Since construction, the reservoir has been filling with sediment to the point where storage capacity is...



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