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Small Watershed Grant and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Projects

Publication date: October 16, 2014 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program, managed and administered under cooperative agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay...

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...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Individual Stream Restoration Projects

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

This version includes Appendices A-G. [Updated to include test drive results and re-approved by the WQGIT, 09-08-2014 ]

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...

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...

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.

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The 2010 Chesapeake Bay Eutrophication Model

Publication date: December 22, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package is a combination of interactive models. The Community Multi-Scale Air Quality Model and a set of regression models compute daily atmospheric nitrogen and phosphorus loads to the Chesapeake...

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...

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

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...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Clorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

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

In April 2003, the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries which was the foundation...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 - Executive Summary

Publication date: April 07, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009

Publication date: April 07, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

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...

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...

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...

Estimates of County-Level Nitrogen and Phosphorus Date for Use in Modeling Pollutant Reduction

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

This report documents the calculations and procedures for the preparation of the input data to the Watershed Model - HSPF Phase 5. These calculations are used for creating the calibration data as well as scenario data. They form the...

Tidal Sediment Yield Estimate Methodology in Virginia for the Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Model

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

Water quality in Chesapeake Bay has degraded over the past 50 years with respect to oxygen depletion and reduced light attenuation. While the causes are numerous, sediment resuspension from wave and tidal action cloud the water column...

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Publication date: May 12, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: April 01, 2009 | Type of document: Report

A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties...

Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Despite increased restoration efforts throughout the watershed, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008, according to a Chesapeake Bay Program report released today. The Chesapeake Bay Program, however, exceeded...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 - Executive Summary

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay: State-of-the-Science Review and Recommendations

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

The U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program charged the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) with reviewing the current understanding of climate change impacts on the tidal Chesapeake Bay and identifying critical knowledge gaps...

Review of Phase 5 Watershed Model Hydrologic Calibration

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

The hydrologic calibration of the phase 5 watershed model was evaluated through 9 published acceptable criteria used in HSPF Expert system.  The specific flow characteristics evaluated are: Error in total volume; Error in low flow or...

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...

Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Restoration Assessment

Publication date: March 31, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

On April 3, 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Restoration Assessment. The report gives watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Bay health and on-the-ground restoration efforts...

Turning Chesapeake Bay Watershed Poultry Manure and Litter into Energy

Publication date: January 24, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to analyze the feasibility of using poultry litter for energy in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Using excess manure to feed energy generation systems in this region could potentially result in a reduced...

Turning Chesapeake Bay Watershed Poultry Manure and Litter into Energy

Publication date: January 24, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to analyze the feasibility of using poultry litter for energy in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Using excess manure to feed energy generation systems in this region could potentially result in a reduced...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries - 2007 Chlorophyll Criteria Addendum

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

The Chesapeake Bay numerical chlorophyll a criteria and reference concentrations were derived to address specific water quality, human and aquatic life impairments when applied in specific seasons and to specific salinity-based tidal...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network Access to Federal Funds

Publication date: September 19, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Federal Agencies Committee (FAC) and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network led the effort in developing this document. It was developed for stakeholders involved in the implementation of the State Tributary Strategies. It...

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species - 2007

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

Provides a list of aquatic and aquatic-associated organisms found in recent decades in the Chesapeake Bay Basin.

Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plan

Publication date: July 31, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

GIS activities undertaken at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office follow the directives outlined in the National Geospatial Data Policy (NGDP). The NGDP establishes principles, responsibilities, and requirements for collecting and managing...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a - 2007 Addendum

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

This document represents the second formal addendum to the 2003 Chesapeake Bay water quality criteria document.

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds:Sediment and its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity - STAC Workshop Report

Publication date: May 23, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This workshop was held to cover the topic of Sedimentsheds. sedimentshed is a new concept, and is defined as the area that contributes the sediment which directly influences water clarity in near-shore Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)...

Chesapeake Bay 2006 Health and Restoration Assessment

Publication date: April 18, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

On April 18, 2007, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its Chesapeake Bay 2006 Health and Restoration Assessment. The report gives watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Bay health and on-the-ground restoration efforts...

Best Management Practices for Sediment Control and Water Clarity Enhancement

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) hosted a workshop in Annapolis, Maryland on February 24-25, 2003, at which sediment experts shared information related to sediment best management practices (BMPs). The information presented on selected...

The State of Chesapeake Forests

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

This first-of-its-kind report synthesizes more than a decade's worth of data from public and private sources, highlights current forest conditions, forecasts future trends, and outlines key goals and strategies necessary to conserve and...

Ecosystem Effects of Oyster Restoration in Virginia Habitat and Lease Areas

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

This report is the third in a series in which the Chesapeake Bay Environment Model Package was used to assess the environmental benefits of oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. Here, the effects of oyster restoration to all...

Coupling Suspended Sediment Dynamics and Light Penetration in the Upper Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: May 23, 2006 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The attenuation of light underwater is an important process in estuaries, directly affecting phytoplankton, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), visually orienting predators, and indirectly affecting oxygen depletion and other water...

Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment Part Two: Restoration Efforts

Publication date: March 01, 2006 | Type of document: Report

The Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment is presented in two parts. Part Two: Restoration Efforts is divided into five sections. In Reducing Pollution, efforts are compared to goals defined by the Bay states'...

2004 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan

Publication date: December 05, 2005 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Oyster Management Plan includes both a general framework and specific guidance for managing and rebuilding the native oyster stock in Chesapeake Bay. The development of the plan was a multi-partner endeavor by representatives from...

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme - Revisions, Decisions and Rationales 1983-2003, 2005 Addendum

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

In October 2004, the Chesapeake Bay Program released Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme: Revisions, Decisions, and Rationales 1983-2003 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2004). The Segmentation Scheme Report...

Evaluating Ecosystem Effects of Oyster Restoration in Chesapeake Bay-A report to the MD DNR

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

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP) was used to assess the environmental benefits of oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay. The CBEMP consists of a coupled system of models including a three-dimensional hydrodynamic...

Riparian Forest Buffer Design and Maintenance

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

Riparian forest buffers are essential components of maintaining long-term stream and watershed health and resilience in the Chesapeake Bay region. Riparian forest buffers also provide valuable ecological functions for wildlife habitat...

Sediment in Chesapeake Bay and Management Issues: Tidal Erosion Processes

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

Sediment is the third biggest pollutant to the Bay and its tributaries. Tidal sediment comprises approximately 57% of the sediment load to the Bay. Excess sediment is a key contributor to degraded water clarity and damages critical...

Evaluating the Design and Implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Shallow Water Monitoring Program

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

Available in digital format. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Shallow Water Monitoring workshop endorsed the current 3-year combined spatial and temporal coverage design of the Shallow Water Monitoring Program (SWMP)...

Assessing a Ten-Fold Increase in the Chesapeake Bay Native Oyster Population

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

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP) was used to assess the environmental benefits of a ten-fold increase in native oysters in Chesapeake Bay. The CBEMP consists of a coupled system of models including a...

Coupling Water Quality and Upper Tropic Level Models for Chesapeake Bay: A Planning Workshop

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

Recent publications such as the Chesapeake 2000 agreement and the Fisheries Ecosystem Plan reflect the growing interest in integrated management of water quality and fisheries. The US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has invested in a...

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme Revisions, Decisions and Rationales 1983-2003

Publication date: January 05, 2005 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

For the last 20 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program partners have used various forms of a basic segmentation scheme to organize the collection, analysis and presentation of environmental data. The Chesapeake Bay Program Segmentation Scheme...

Understanding Lag Times Affecting the Improvement of Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Better quantifying the lag time between changes in nutrient and sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and improvement in the Bays water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is...

NPDES Permitting Approach for Discharges of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 29, 2004 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

In accordance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the goals of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, this paper describes an approach that the US Environmental Protection Agency Regions II and III (EPA) and Chesapeake Bay...

The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed: A Report to the Citizens of the Bay Region (2004)

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

The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed provides current information on the conditions and challenges that face the Chesapeake Bay today. Through an intricate suite of environmental indicators, Bay scientists assess both the...

Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability - Addendum

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

In October 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability (Technical Support Document) in cooperation with and on behalf...

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

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

In April 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries (Regional Criteria Guidance)...

Saving a National Treasure: Financing the Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay

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

This report summaries the findings of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel. The panel was established to identify funding sources sufficient to implement basinwide clean-up plans so that the Bay and its tidal tributaries...

Proceedings from the Chesapeake Bay Scientific Technical Advisory Committee's Urban Tree Canopy Workshop

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committees (STAC) workshop on Urban Tree Canopy was created in partnership with the Forestry Workgroup to help jurisdictions implement the urban canopy cover...

Spatial Management in the Chesapeake Bay: Applications, Issues, and Opportunities

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Globally and nationally, persuasive arguments have been developed to promote increased implementation of spatial measures to conserve and protect marine ecosystems, to preserve or restore...

Riparian Forest Buffers: Linking Land and Water

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

Riparian lands provide a wealth of ecological benefits. For example, trees along the shoreline help to filter pollutants and sediment from runoff and groundwater before they enter the waterways. Trees also provide important habitat...

The 2002 Chesapeake Bay Eutrophication Model

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

Three models are at the heart of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP). Distributed flows and loads from the watershed are computed with a highly modified version of the HSPF model. Nutrient and solids loads are...

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

Publication date: February 23, 2004 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

Chesapeake 2000 Stream Corridor Restoration Goals Workshop

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Streams are in integral part of the Chesapeake Bays natural infrastructure. Stream networks interconnect the land, water, living resources and human communities of the Bay watershed (Chesapeake...

Innovation in Agricultural Conservation for the Chesapeake Bay: Evaluating Progress and Addressing Future Challenges

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), in cooperation with the USDA and the Mid-Atlantic Water Quality Program, convened a forum on innovation in agricultural conservation in...

Identification and Prioritizing Research Required to Evaluate Ecological Risks and Benefits of Introducing Diploid Crassostrea ariakensis to Restore Oysters to Chesapeake Bay

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

Heavy fishing pressure, habitat degradation and high disease mortality have driven native oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations to historic low levels in Chesapeake Bay. In response, the states of Maryland and Virginia are...

Setting and Allocating the Chesapeake Bay Basin Nutrient and Sediment Loads: The Collaborative Process, Technical Tools and Innovative Approaches

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

The Chesapeake 2000 agreement has been guiding Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their combined efforts to restore and...

Recommendations for the 2003 Directive on Expanded Riparian Buffer Goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: November 30, 2003 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

As part of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, Chesapeake Bay Program partners agreed to establish expanded goals for riparian forest buffer mileage in the Bay watershed by 2003. In response to that commitment, the Chesapeake Bay Program...

Community Watershed Assessment Handbook

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

The Community Watershed Assessment Handbook is a simple and straightforward watershed assessment tool that is intended to direct community groups and local governments in conducting a comprehensive environmental assessment. The purpose of...

Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability

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

The TSD was developed by the EPA and its watershed partners to be a companion document to the Regional Criteria Guidance. Because it describes the development and geographical extent of the designated uses to which the refined water...

Economic Analyses of Nutrients and Sediment Reduction Actions To Restore Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

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

In developing revised water quality standards for the Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal tributaries, states may conduct use attainability analyses. This document provides economic analyses performed by the CBP related controls to meet...

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

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

EPA has defined the water quality conditions through the Chesapeake Bay-specific water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen, water clarity and chlorophyll a in this publication.

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...

Balancing the Landscape - Retaining Forests in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: Report

This report summaries the key findings shared at a conference held in November 1999 and provides a set of recommendation targeted at various sectors of society that can influence public policy aimed at mitigating the negative aspects of...

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What we Know; Don't Know and need to know to determine their effects on water quality

Publication date: December 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What we Know; Don't Know and need to know to determine their effects on water quality.

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What We Know, Don't Know and Need to Know to Determine their Effects on Water Quality

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Phytoplankton standing stocks, production, and species composition are potentially influenced by both the supply of nutrients to the bottom of the food web and removal by suspension feeders...

A Comparison of Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model Calibration with 1985-1994 Observed Data and Method of Application to Water Quality

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

In this report, observations of dissolved oxygen concentrations, chlorophyll concentrations, and light attenuation are compared to model estimates taken at the same time and location in model space. The comparison includes scatter...

Appendices To Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimation for Point-Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This document contains Appendixes to the NRT cost report titled Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimations for Point-Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimations for Point Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This report is to provide costs estimates for treatment technologies associated with varying concentration levels of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from industrial and municipal wastewater plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The data...

Impediments to Low Impact Development and Environmental Sensitive Design

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Chesapeake Bay Programs Chesapeake 2000 agreement commitment number 4.2.2 calls for the partners to identify and remove state and local impediments to low impact development designs to...

A Survey of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Residents: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors

Publication date: September 11, 2002 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Conservation Management Institute of Virginia Tech conducted a telephone survey of 1,988 residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (including those residing in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia,...

Recommendations for Coordinating Phosphorus Based Nutrient Management Policies in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: September 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

Phosphorus plays a major role in nonpoint source pollution. It has become evident that agriculture is experiencing over-application of phosphorus, which has resulted in phosphorus enriched soils in certain locations. The Agricultural...

A Who's Who in the Chesapeake Bay Program-2002

Publication date: August 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

The Who's Who is a contact book which includes the organization of the Chesapeake Bay Program into subcommittees, committees and workgroups. Memberships listed and an index is located in the back of the document which includes street...

Restoring Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Water Quality -- PowerPoint

Publication date: July 08, 2002 | Type of document: Report

This is a PowerPoint presentation and a Word Document on a presentation by Richard Batiuk, EPA, to the public on July 8, 2002, in the PA Department of Environmental Protection's South Central Regional Office, Harrisburg.

Chemical & Toxicological Characterization of Tidal Freshwater Areas in the James river, VA from Jamestown Island to Jordan Point

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

This report represents the coordinated effort of a team of scientists from various institutes, who continue a long series of studies aimed at toxicological and chemical characterization of the Chesapeake Bay.

A Stream Corridor Protection Strategy for Local Governments

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

Protection strategies for preserving and restoring stream corridors.

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay: Year 9-An Assessment of the Chester and Rappahannock Rivers

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

Study to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests in concert with fish and benthic community assessments.

Development of Diagnostic Approaches to Determine Sources of Anthropengic Stress Affecting Community Condition in the Chesapeake Bay

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

The bojective of this study was to develop statistical diagnositc tools that would allow environmental managers to identify potential sources of anthropogenic stress to benthic communities within the Chesapeake Bay.

Nutrient and Solids Controls in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

Publication date: June 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

A model package including a watershed model, an atmospheric loading model, a hydrodynamic model, and a eutrophication model are used to evaluate the benefit of nutrient and solids load controls on the Virginia tributaries to the...

Final Report of the Ad Hoc Panel on Industry Trials of C. Ariakensis

Publication date: May 31, 2002 | Type of document: Report

The panel recommends disapproval of proposal as presented.

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...

Benchmarks for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Chlorophyll and Suspended Sediments in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 10, 2002 | Type of document: Report

One of the Tidal monitoring and Analysis Workgroup's primary responsibilities is assessing and reporting the status and trends of nutrients and other parameters monitored within the scope of the Chesapeake Bay Program water quality and...

Review of the Benthic Process Model with Recommendations for Future Modeling Efforts

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

The Benthic Process Model Review Team, assembled by the Modeling Subcommittee during Fall 2000, reviewed the benthic model developed for the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model, a component of Chesapeake Bay Estuary Modeling Package....

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

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

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: February 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

A STAC Workshop structured to learn about alternative approaches to fisheries ,amage,emt tjat are being applied throughout the United States to determine what applicability if any, they might have to Chesapeake Bay fisheries management....

The Optimization of Benefits from Wetlands Restoration

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

State and federal agencies have been engaged in restoration and creation of wetlands for many years, generally as part of programs focused on habitat and water quality management. In the late 1990s recognition of the growing cumulative...

The Fourth Biennial Progress Report of Agreement of Federal AGencies on Ecosystem Management Federal Agencies Chesapeake Ecosystem Unified Plan

Publication date: December 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

This is the fourth biennial progress report of the progress made by Federal agencies on the commitments made in the Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay, signed on July 14, 1994 and the second...

Volumetric Analysis of Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay: Preliminary Findings

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This report examines variations in dissolved oxygen from 1950 onward to determine past trends and evaluate progress in restoring the health of the Bay

Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: First Report to Congress

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: First Report to Congress.

Better Backyard: A Citizen's Resource Guide to Beneficial Landscaping and Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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

This report provides general information on environmentally-friendly landscaping throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The text covers everything you need to know from soil erosion to environmentally-friendly fertilizers.

Airsheds and Watersheds III - The Significance of Ammonia

Publication date: November 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

The Significance of Ammonia to Coastal and Estuarine Areas is a report on the third Shared Resources workshop on Airsheds & Watersheds. The report covers the potential detrimental effects of ammonia to air quality' the role ammonia...

Non-nutritive Feed Issues in Chicken Production

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

There has been growing interest by a number of Chesapeake Bay committees on the issues surrounding the use of non-nutritives in animal feeding operations and their potential impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. The Scientific and Technical...

Effects of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Algal Assemblages in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

The report describes results from five sampling periods and examine the effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on changes in algal biomass, as well as major algal classes.

Environmental Outcome-Based Management: Using Environmental Goals and Measures in the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

Summary of the approach taken by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program to establish measurable restoration goals and to use environmental and other outcome measures to inform the public about the state of the Bay and restoration efforts. Lessons...

Recommendation for a) the Reauthorization of the 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 12, 2001 | Type of document: Report

Recommendations on the reauthorization of the National Invasive Species Act specially dealing with Ballast Water Issues in Chesapeake Bay.

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Public Comments Summary

Publication date: April 09, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Following the release of the Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines - Draft, sixteen public meetings were collectively held throughout the watershed in each of the signatory jurisdictions. All jurisdictions received...

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Public Workshop Proceedings

Publication date: April 09, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program completed a document delineating nutrient trading guidelines entitled Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines - Draft and made this document available to the public for review on September 8,...

Nutrient Trading for the Chesapeake Bay

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

This paper addresses the need for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay, the process to develop baywide guidelines, and activities taken elsewhere in the Bay region.

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines

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

This document presents fundamental principles and guidelines for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This document is not a regulation. Rather, it is intended to be used on a voluntary basis as a guide for those Bay...

Fall Line Loadings of Metals from the Potomac River Basin into Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

An assessment of the Fall-line (non-tidal) load of trace metals in the Potomac River.  The trace metals to determine its contribution of metals to the Chesapeake Bay.

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

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

An assessment of ambient toxicity of Delaware public peninsula creeks where agriculture is the dominant land use. The assessment evaluates potential persistent impacts and potential intermittent or pulsed impacts. Three watershed...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources 1999 Annual Report

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

The 1999 Living Resources Subcommittee's Annual Report informs LRSC members and interested parties of the workgroups' activities during 1999 and goals for 2000. Includes maps and links to other relevant sites.

Forests for the Bay

Publication date: October 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

This study recommends the adoption of forest landscape policy goals and recommends a variety of specific improvements and additions to existing tax, acquisition, forest management, land use and urban forest programs that would improve...

Technical Tools Used in the Development of Virginia's Tributary Strategies: A Synthesis of Airshed, Watershed, and Estuary Model Results

Publication date: September 30, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The overall modeling framework used to assess Virginia's tributary strategies in 1999 is documented. This synthesis report provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Program airshed, watershed, and estuary models and other diagnostic...

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat Based Requirements and Restoration Targets: A second Technical Synthesis

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

The second SAV Technical Synthesis revises and updates the first synthesis, by providing new light requirements for SAV through the water column and at the leaf surface, providing diagnostic tools for their application and interpretation,...

Technical Tools Used in the Development of Virginia's Tributary Strategies

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

Virginia regional and local stakeholders and partners involved in the nutrient reduction goal setting and tributary strategy development process were provided with in-depth information of direct relevance from the best data available to...

Pollution Prevention Workbook - A Waste Reduction Guide for Facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This workbook outlines more than 30 Pollution Prevention strategies a facility can implement to help protect and improve the Bay.

Watershed Model Phase 4.3 Calibration Rules

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

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (WSM) has been in continuous operation at the Chesapeake Bay Program since 1982, and has had many upgrades and refinements since that time. The WSM described in this paper is application Phase 4.3,...

Animal Nutrition Technology Exchange - Proceedings

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

During the past several years, considerable attention has been directed at the potential environmental impacts of agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. A primary focus has been on the potential nutrient loadings to surface and...

Development of a Suspension Feeding and Deposit Feeding Benthos Model for Chesapeake Bay

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

The coupled water quality-sediment diagensis model for the Chesapeake Bay has been enhanced with the addition of the dynamically-computed benthic biomass. The benthos was divided into two functional components, deposit-feeding polychaetes...

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network Framework

Publication date: June 26, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

The Phosphorus Detergent Ban

Publication date: June 19, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The phosphorus detergent ban was implemented in the Bay signatory jurisdictions in the mid to late eighties. After the ban's implementation, it became clear that the ban resulted in a significant reduction of discharge in phosphorus...

The Third Biennial Progress Report of the 1994 Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay

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

This report highlights the Federal activities for Bay restoration and stewardship from April 1992 to April 1999. This report is the third biennial report of the progress made by Federal agencies on the commitments made in the 1994 and...

Introduction to an Ecosystem 2000

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

A comprehensive overview of the geology and waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats, biological communities and living resources. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the...

1999 Survey of Community Watershed Organizations in the Community Watershed Task Force

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem 2000

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

A comprehensive overview of the geology and waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats, biological communities and living resources. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the...

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay: Year 7 Report

Publication date: March 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

Evaluation of ambient toxicity to living resources during late summer/early fall of 1997 in the Elizabeth River (4 stations) and South River (4 stations).

Small Watershed Grants Program FY1998 Final Report

Publication date: March 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.

Chesapeake Bay Program Oyster Restoration: Workshop Proceedings and Agreement Statements

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

Report curtailing proceedings and agreement statements on oyster restoration derived from 2 day workshop held in Waldorf, MD on January 13 & 14, 2000. Contains important consensus statements derived from meeting, on oyster sanctuaries...

2000 Demonstration Project Grant Program / Guidelines and Application Package/Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network

Publication date: February 28, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This document has been prepared to assist with requests for funding under Public Law 105-312, the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998. Funding will be awarded to projects submitted to the 2000 Demonstration Project Grant Program for...

Third Biennial International Water Trails Conference

Publication date: February 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

Edited verbatim proceedings of the water trails conference held in Shepherdstown, WV, October 9013, 1998. Discussion topics include: a keynote speech by U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes, Middle Potomac Water Trail, water trail case studies,...

Phytoplankton Kinetics in the Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model

Publication date: January 20, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Modern eutrophication modeling of the Chesapeake Bay commenced in 1987. Recently, refinements were made to the 1993 Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model Package (CBEMP) including increased grid resolution, inclusion of the continental shelf at...

Bay Plain and Piedmont: A Landscape History of the Chesapeake Heartland from 1.3 Billion Years Ago to 2000

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

A synthesis of human activity in the core portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed written by the National Park Service, with the assistance of a partnership of federal and state agencies, academic institutions, public and private...

Validation and Application of the Second Generation Three Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model of Chesapeake Bay

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

The validation and subsequent application of the current three dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of Chesapeake Bay is presented. The numerical model solves conservation equations for water mass, momentum, salinity, and heat on a...

System-Wide Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Model for the Chesapeake Bay

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

A predictive model of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) biomass is coupled to a eutrophication model of the Chesapeake Bay. Domain of the model includes the mainstem of the bay as well as tidal portions of the major embayments and...

Ecosystem Models of the Chesapeake Bay Relating Nutrient Loadings, Environmental Conditions, and Living Resources

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

This study examines the relative importance of food versus hypoxia and other factors as limitations on biomass and production of benthic macrofaunal communities in shallow (2m) and deep (>12m) stations of the mesohaline regions of...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Land Use and Model Linkages to the Airshed and Estuarine Models

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

This document contains the method of producing both the Chesapeake Bay Program Land Use and the Phase 4.2 Watershed Model Landuse. It also documents the hindcasting & forecasting of model land use, the development of model segmentation,...

Chesapeake Bay Program Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program Report 1994-1998

Publication date: December 20, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Results of the Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program from the years 1994 through 1998.

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

Publication date: December 15, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is the updated Guide to accompany the current Living Resources Biological Monitoring Data. Guide topics include: obtaining data, data structures, CIMS compliant data dictionaries, and helpful hints to better interpret this...

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

Publication date: December 15, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS).

1999 Chesapeake Bay Program Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program Report (1994-1998)

Publication date: December 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the results of the 1994-1998 coordinated split sample program for the mainstem Chesapeake Bay Parameters with poor agreement are investigated, problems identified, and coorective actions are taken to improve...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1998

Publication date: December 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

The distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), principally rooted vascular macrophytes in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal bays of the Delmarva Peninsula, was mapped from 1,987 black and white aerial photographs....

Cross-Media Models for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Airshed

Publication date: November 16, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A continuous deterministic environmental model of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (HSPF), linked to an atmospheric deposition model (RADM) is used to examine nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay under different management scenarios. Model...

Point Source Toxics Reduction and Prevention Goal Setting Proceedings

Publication date: October 25, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the goals developed by industry stakeholders for consideration in the revised Toxics Strategy (2000) and the Chesapeake Bay Agreement (2000).

Maintaining Progress in Restoring the Chesapeake Bay - Holding the Line on Nutrient Pollution After 2000

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

A summary of the recommendations from the Cap Issue and Policy Groups providing guidance for program planningregarding the nutrient cap.

Critical Issues Forum: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Sources Forum Proceedings-II

Publication date: August 17, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the proceedings of the critical issues forum held on June 22, 1999: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay _ The Role of Point Sources. This forum was the first in a series of critical issues forums held in response to the...

Setting Goals to Prevent and Reduce Toxics to the Chesapeake Bay: A Working Session for Industrial, Federal and Wastewater Treatment Plant Facilities

Publication date: July 21, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This document summarizes the ideas and goals from this working session. These ideas and goals will be considered for the Toxics Strategy (2000) and the Chesapeake Bay Agreement(2000).

Chesapeake Bay Area Public Access Technical Assistance Report (2nd edition)

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This report discusses the improvement of public access to the waters of the Bay, one of the major initiatives of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1987. Increased public awareness through expanded Bay access opportunities is considered...

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Annual Progress Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

In 1997 and 1998 the CBP signatories opened 294.3 miles of blocked tributary habitat to migratory fish and 67 miles to resident fish (a total of 361.3 miles) within the Bay watershed. Since the program's inception, almost 80 projects have...

Chesapeake Bay Area Public Access Technical Assistance Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Bay as a Source of Recreation and Renewal

Toward A Sustainable Chesapeake-The Center for Chesapeake Communities' Summit Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

Bridging the gap between innovative, sustainable principles and implementation requires the synergistic efforts of local elected officials, the business and financial community, developers, and the public at large. Each of these...

Critical Issues Forum: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Source

Publication date: June 22, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the proceedings of the critical issues forum held on June 22, 1999: Achieving A Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Sources. The forum was comprised of a series of presentations, followed by three breakout...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed - It's Land and People

Publication date: June 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.

Targeting Toxics: A Characterization A Tool for Directing Management and Monitoring Action in the Chesapeake Bay Tidal Rivers - A Technical Workplan

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

This is a report on targeting toxics, a technical work plan

Targeting Toxics: A Characterization Report A Tool for Directing Management and Monitoring Actions in the Chesapeake Bay's Tidal Rivers

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants for BNR Retrofits Using Advances in Technology

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

This project was initiated on June 1, 1995 for the purpose of stimulating efforts towards the reduction of point source nutrient discharges to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay Water. The primary emphasis of the BNR retrofit...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory Appendices

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

This document contains the appendices to the Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory point source loadings chapter. The appendices highlight the point source loads by facility, the chemical categories reported by SIC...

A Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Zinc in Surface Waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: May 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This study conducts a screening level probabilistic ecological risk assessment for zinc using the distinct phases of problem formulation, analysis, and risk characterization. The Middle River had the highest potential ecological risk from...

Progress Under The Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative: Restoration for the River, Risk Reduction for the Community

Publication date: April 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

The George Wright Forum - The Chesapeake Bay Program: Science, Politics, and Policy

Publication date: April 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This is a compilation of articles based on the Chesapeake Bay Program: Science, Politics and Policy. These article include guest editors: Kent Mountford, Charles D. Rafkind, and John Donahue.

Prospective Chesapeake Bay Program Grantees

Publication date: January 29, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This guidance document will better facilitate efforts to ensure Chesapeake Bay Program funds continue to be directed towards achieving the CBP's restoration and protection goals.

Nutrient Trading to Maintain the Nutrient Cap in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 14, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is the workshop proceedings held on December 14, 1998. Its purpose, as delineated on the agenda (see Appendix I) was to initiate a process to develop nutrient trading policies and guidelines to achieve and maintain the Nutrient Cap...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1997

Publication date: December 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

The distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SSV), principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal bays of the Delmarva Peninsula, was mapped from 1,728 black and white aerial...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application and Calculations of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings, Appendix D: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Precipitation and Meteorological Data Development and Atmospheric Nutrient Deposition

Publication date: August 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake Bay watershed model precipitation and meteorological data development and atmospheric nutrient deposition.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings - Appendix F: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Point Source Loads

Publication date: August 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Appendix F documents in detail the Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model point source nutrient data assimilation process for the facilities located in signatory and non-signatory jurisdictions of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources 1997, Living Resources Subcommittee Annual Report

Publication date: August 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This report details the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resources Subcommittee accomplishments for 1997.  Accomplishments in wetlands, bay grasses, oyster reef restoration, fisheries management, fish passage, habitat restoration, exotic...

Acid Mine Drainage to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Literature Synthesis

Publication date: July 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Land use activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are diverse and contribute significantly to water quality.  Because of the long history of coal mining in the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, much concern has been...

Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers

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

The purpose of this handbook is to provide professional land managers and planners with the latest information on the functions, design, establishment and management of riparian forest buffers.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings. Appendix B: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Water Quality Calibration Results

Publication date: May 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Appendix B documents the water quality calibration of the Phase IV Watershed Model. Simulated and observed concentrations are compared for 8 years of calibration (1984-1991) at 15 water quality stations. Calibration data is shown for...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings-Appendix A: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model hydrology Calibration Results

Publication date: May 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Comparison of simulated and observed flow for 8 years of calibration (1984-1991).

Who Pays for Sprawl? The Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Sprawl Development

Publication date: April 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.

Integrating Build-Out analysis and Water quality Modeling to Predict the environmental Impacts of alternative Development Scenarios

Publication date: March 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Background information on the use of build-out analysis and water quality/environmental modeling as land planning and water quality predictive management tools.

Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Storage in Three Reservoirs in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin and Implications for the Chesapeake Bay

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

Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Storage in Three Reservoirs in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin and Implications for the Chesapeake Bay.

Acute and Chronic Toxicity of copper to the Estuarine Copepod Eurytemora affinis

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Primary objective was to generate data that can be used with other toxicity data by the Maryland Department of the Environment to develop a chronic copper criterion for protection of aquatic life in estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay...

Ambient Toxicity Testing Chesapeake Bay Year 5 Report

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Evaluation of ambient toxicity of living resource habitats in Chesapeake Bay during the fall of 1995 at Pamunkey River (two stations), York River (two stations), James River (two stations), Willoughby Bay (one station) and Lynnhaven River...

Protecting Wetlands II Technical and Financial Assistance Programs for Local Governments in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship
 

Standard Operating Procedures for conducting Sub-chronic Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Sago Pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus: A Submersed Aquatic Angiosperm.

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Outlines standard operating procedures for conducting sub-chronic toxicity tests with sago pondweed.

Standard Operating Procedures for Conducting Acute and Chronic Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Eurytemora affinis, a Calanoid copepod

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Outlines standard operating procedures for conducting acute and chronic toxicity tests with Eurytemora.

Catfish Populations in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Represents a regional cooperative effort to gather all available information and assimilate best possible understanding of catfish biology, ecology and stock dynamics of native and introduced catfish species in the Chesapeake Bay system.

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The Community Watershed Initiative Strategy: Recognizing Shared Vision, Realizing Shared Goals

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Community Watershed Initiative Strategy: Recognizing Shared Vision, Realizing Shared Goals

The Challenge Ahead, Mid-Atlantic States, State of the Environment, 1998

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This is a report.

The Influence of Salinity on the Chronic Toxicity of Atrazine to Sago Pondweed: Filling a Data Need for Development of an Estuarine Chronic Criterion

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Goals of Chesapeake Bay's Toxics of Concern Workgroup study were to conduct partial life cycle toxicity studies with atrazine for the Sago pondweed (Potamogeton pectinatus), commonly found in Chesapeake Bay. Data will be used for the...

The Countryside Exchange in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

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

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

Throughout this retrospective, the work to restore the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay is highlighted. Progress in this arena is a kind of generic target by which our experience improving the health of the Bay can, to some,...

A Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Tributyltin in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Goal was to conduct a probabilistic ecological risk assessment for tributyltin (TBT) in estuarine areas of the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using problem formulation, analysis and risk characterization.

1997 Chesapeake Bay Program Regional Land Forums

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

A report on the 1997 Chesapeake Bay Program Regional Land Forums

Status Yields and Trends of Nutrients and Sediment and Methods of Analysis for the Nontidal Data-Collection Programs, Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: December 31, 1997 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is a report on the status yields and trends of nutrients and sediment and methods of analysis for the nontidal data-collection programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: October 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Annual progress report: Description of all fish passage development, reintroduction efforts, and habitat assessment activities by signatory jurisdictions. Summary of federal agency activities in 1996, as well as actions planned for 1997.

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Beyond Sprawl-Land Management Techniques to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: October 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

How-to information for local governments on six land use management techniques that can be used to achieve community goals, preserve local natural resources, and protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Progress & Future Directions

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

Several major revisions were made to the 1994 Fall Line Toxics Program. Organic compounds were analyzed for both the dissolved and particulate phases and included forty constituents for the 1994 study.

Havre de Grace Heritage Corridor Plan

Publication date: September 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Corridor Plan addresses a cooperative effort to improve the quality of life in the Havre de Grace regions.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1996

Publication date: September 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of the distribution and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and four Delmarva island barrier bays in 1996. Black-and-white photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source...

Forestry Best Management Practices and Water Quality in the Piedmont and Ridge and Valley Provinces of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

A literature review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of forestry best management practices (BMPs) in reducing water quality impacts of forestry management operations within the Piedmont and Ridge-and-Valley of the Chesapeake...

Ammonia and the Chesapeake Bay Airshed

Publication date: June 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report is a review and assessment of the existing literature on the following topics: distribution of sources and atmospheric concentrations and deposition of ammonia and watershed cycling of NHx.

The Potential for Nutrient Loadings from Septic System To Ground & Surface Water Resources & Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 15, 1997 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A report on nutrient loadings from septic systems to ground and surface water resources & the Chesapeake Bay.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Publication Resource Bank and Catalogue

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed

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

This Work Plan is a key initiative of Federal agencies and the U.S. Corps of Engineers. It establishes interstate ecosystem management concepts and the establishment of the Anacostia as a National Urban Watershed Restoration Model.

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Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines-Appendices

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

The purpose of this document is to present a geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contam8inant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines

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

A geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contaminant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 4 Report

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

Designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests. Toxicity of ambient estuarine water and sediment was evaluated during the fall of 1994 at six stations in...

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Management Training Manual

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

Soil reactions and potential loss pathways of the essential plant nutrients that provide a framework for effective nutrient management planning.

Protecting Wetlands: Tools for Local Governments

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship .

Airsheds and Watersheds II: A shared resources workshop

Publication date: March 07, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the findings of the workshop. The first objective of the workshop was to determine connections between issues, programs, agencies, organizations, and jurisdictions to advance their abilities to address atmospheric...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands: The Vital Link Between the Watershed and the Bay

Publication date: March 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems

Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Report: Technical Support Document

Publication date: February 28, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report contains background material that describes in more detail the technical basis for the recommendations and elaborates on the implementation options in the Final Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Panel.

Anacostia Rebirth: Restoration for the River, Risk Reduction for the Community

Publication date: February 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

An overview of the Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative, EPA, Region III, and its goals for the Anacostia River and its surrounding communities.

The Southern Maryland Heritage Area Plan

Publication date: February 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Analyzes the shaping factors of the Southern Maryland Heritage area, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and recommends policies and actions needed to preserve, restore and promote an improved quality of life.

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Anacostia Regional Toxics Management Action Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This Work Plan outlines the continuing Federal support for the Anacostia watershed restoration effort, and applying six restoration goals identified in the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Committee's Six Point Action, examines Federal...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Biennial Report (1995-1996)

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This is the 1995-1996 Biennial Report on the Chesapeake Bay Living Resources.

The 1997 Atlas of Chesapeake Bay Basin Biological and Living Resources Long Term Monitoring Programs

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Programs' objectives were to monitor the bacteriological quality of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters to assure adequate public health protection from shellfish unsafe for human consumption and to assist in the identification and...

Analyzing Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Problems: Nutrient Control Policy in the Chesapeake Bay States

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement set a goal to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients entrance into the Bay by 40% by year 2000. In 1992's Amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, partners agreed to maintain the 40% goal beyond the...

Air Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay Report

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds

Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: Second Report to Congress

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Second report to Congress on the atmospheric deposition of pollutants to the Great Waters. This report documents findings since the First Report to Congress and describes recent progress in these issues. This report places emphasis on...

Nitrogen Oxides: Impact on Public Health and the Environment

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report examines the cost effectiveness of control options which reduce nitrate deposition to the Chesapeake watershed and the tidal Bay. The object of the analysis is to determine the sources of atmospheric nitrate deposited to the...

Restoring a Bay Resource: Forest & Riparian Buffer Demonstration Sites

Publication date: December 31, 1996 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The use of demonstration sites for riparian forest buffer establishment is one way to help accomplish the objectives of communication, education, and monitoring.The riparian forest buffers in this document are located in agricultural,...

Forestry Best Management Practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Tracking Accomplishments

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

Documents current levels of monitoring carried out by Bay jurisdictions for the purpose of tracking forestry Best Management Practices implementation and effectiveness

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1995

Publication date: November 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay in 1995. Chincoteague Bay, for the purpose of this report, includes four barrier island bays

Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay: An Initial Analysis of the Cost Effectiveness of Control Options

Publication date: November 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Eutrophication -- low dissolved oxygen -- caused by excess nutrients, is the most significant water quality problem facing the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Program jurisdictions have committed to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution...

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

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Documents process used to develop priorities for Action for Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1996

The Second Biennial Progress Report of the Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Progress made in implementing the Agreement on an item-by-item basis according to the 20 specific commitments to which the signatories have subscribed.

Local Government Participation Action Plan

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Includes formal Adoption Statement signed by its six partners, and an overview of an action plan in which local governments play a substantive role in protection and restoration efforts for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Final Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Panel

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

This report contains the principal findings and recommendations of a Chesapeake Executive Council-appointed panel on riparian forest buffers. Background material which describes in more detail the technical basis for the recommendations...

Managing Nutrients to Prevent Pollution

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

Nine action recommendations derived from a 1996 nutrient conference are addressed.

Designing an Integrated, Accessible Information Management System for the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: September 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Recommendations for implementing a Chesapeake Information Management System derived from the Data Center Workshop of the Chesapeake Bay Program held on June 19 and 20, 1996.

The Chesapeake Bay Program Directory, 1996

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Long-term monitoring programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin, including program's objectives, funding agencies, participating agencies, investigators, parameters, stations, sample collections, and program integration; a list of stations, and...

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

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

Guidelines, requirements and procedures for field and measurements, field sampling and laboratory analysis in support of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. Quality control protocols are specified.

Recommended Guidelines for Sampling and Analysis in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Provides field and laboratory methods and associated quality control procedures and criteria intended to generate data of known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program.

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species Implementation Plan

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Strategies to decrease the risks of future introductions of nutrients through ballast water management.

Forest & Riparian Buffer Conservation: Local Case Studies from the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

This publication is a collection of case-studies that highlight accomplishments of local governments and citizen organizations to recognize the importance of forests to their communities and to take action to retain and restore those...

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...

Elizabeth River Restoration - Executive Summary

Publication date: June 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Executive Summary for the Elizabeth River Watershed Action Plan.  This Watershed Action Plan completes a crucial planning phase for the Elizabeth River Project in carrying out its mission of a cleaner Elizabeth River, but by no means...

Contaminants in Chesapeake Bay Sediments 1984-1991

Publication date: May 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

The primary objectives of this report are to describe the spatial patterns in the distribution of sediment chemical contaminants in Chesapeake Bay and to compare sediment chemical contaminant concentrations in Chesapeake Bay to sediment...

Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay: Chesapeake Fisheries: Prospects for Multispecies Management and Sustainability

Publication date: May 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Addresses patterns in fisheries harvests and abundance, species interactions within Chesapeake Bay, multispecies management concepts and approaches, and potential for multispecies approaches in Chesapeake Bay.

Elizabeth River Restoration - Leadership Review Draft

Publication date: April 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

A 120-member Watershed Action Team worked on four taskforces to develop a restoration plan: Habitat and Living Resources; Sediment Quality; Water Quality, and Toxics Reduction. The Team recommends 18 restoration implementation actions,...

Chesapeake Bay Area Nutrient Management Programs: An Overview

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

This report describes the current programs to ameliorate nonpoint sources of pollution to the Bay that have been developed by the four jurisdictions in cooperation with other agencies; the achievements to date in terms of pollutant...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1994

Publication date: December 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay in 1994. Black and white aerial photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source of information used in the study...

An Introduction to Market Based Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and Management

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

This report is an introduction to market based strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and management

Market Based Strategies and Nutrient Trading: What You Need to Know

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

Addresses policy tools that can be used to better achieve the dual objectives of improved environmental quality and more flexible, cost-effective environmental policies

Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Interim Report

Publication date: October 31, 1995 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Interim Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Directive to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Airsheds and Watersheds - The Role of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition

Publication date: October 11, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the workshop proceedings which focused on atmospheric nitrogen compounds. Scientists in key policy and regulatory officials explored mechanisms by which air and water pollution control programs worked together to...

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

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

This document is available electronically only. This document addresses the Chesapeake Bay priority habitat areas, and habitation restoration implementations.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Studies - Toxics Research Program - 1994 Workshop Report, Solomons, MD

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Beginning in September 1985, a hypoxia program was conceived by the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Committee as an ecologically oriented study focusing on system-level effects. In 1990, the Chesapeake Bay Office joined the CBEEC...

Water Quality Functions of Riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, USA, have agreed to reduce nutrient loadings to Chesapeake Bay by 40% by the year 2000. This requires control of nonpoint sources of nutrients, much of which comes from agriculture. Riparian forest...

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

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

This document is available electronically only. This is a report on Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption

Riparian Forest Buffers: Restoring and Managing a Vital Chesapeake Resource (Conference Proceedings, October 5-6, 1994, Ellicott City, Maryland)

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

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program hosted a conference on the subject of riparian forest buffers. Participants came together to discuss, debare and learn about the value...

The First Biennial Progress Report - April 1995

Publication date: April 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Overview including The Agreement, Federal agency involvement, and the progress made in implementing the Agreement, an item-by item basis according to the 20 specific commitments subscribed by the signatories.

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...

Chesapeake Bay Chemical Contaminant Geographic Targeting Protocol-Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy-commitment Report

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

The purpose of this document is to present a geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contaminant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.
 

Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan 1994 Annual Report

Publication date: February 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report is an overview of the background, fishery dependent and independent monitoring of the fisheries, research, regulations, and enforcement of the 1989 Striped Bass FMP during 1993/1994.
 

1995-Synthesis of Nutrient and Sediment Data for Watersheds within the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

Documents the findings of the two-year information gathering process of the strategy reevaluation but also recommends an approach for undertaking future toxics reduction and prevention actions in the Bay watershed.

Chesapeake Bay Commission on Ballast Water

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the findings of the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Ballast Water Work Group. It provides a review of unintentional introductions via ballast water from an ecological, economic, and cultural point of view; it identifies...

Cost Analysis of Nonpoint Source Control Strategies in the Chesapeake Basin

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

Shares research results relating to distribution of land use in the Chesapeake Basin, nitrogen and phosphorus loading load by land use, cost analysis summary by management practice for agreement states, and overviews of individual program...

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;...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1993

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and Chincoteague Bay in 1993. Black-and-white aerial photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source of information.

Mitigation Technical Guidance for Chesapeake Bay Wetlands

Publication date: October 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The purpose of this guidance document is to clarify the concept of wetland mitigation and to prove a common approach to mitigation that will allow governmental decisions to rely on a sound scientific bases.
 

Achieving the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Goals-A Synthesis of Tributary Strategies for the Bay's Ten Watersheds

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

A Synthesis of Tributary Strategies for the Bay's Ten Watersheds: Bay Program plan for cooperative, integrated and consistent scientific approach to nitrogen and phosphorous reduction in Bay that provides the States of Maryland,...

Basin Specific Characterization of Chesapeake Bay Living Resource Status 1994

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

Presents characterizations of current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of 12 basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay. The list of key species examined included 10 species of finfish, four species of...

Chesapeake Bay Revised Basinwide Toxic Reduction Strategy Commitment Evaluation Addendum

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

Commitments are organized under four areas -- pollution prevention, regulatory program implementation, regional focus, and directed toxics assessment.

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1994

Publication date: August 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1994

Watershed Model Application to Calculate Bay Nutrient Loadings: Final Findings and Recommendations

Publication date: July 16, 1994 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This report presents the results of the combined Phase I/Phase II effort. Model calibration results are presented for hydrology, non-point loadings, and in-stream water quality for numerous sites throughout the Bay drainage. In...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics Reduction Strategy Stakeholder Roundtables (PA/MD/DC Summaries)

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This summary of the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia stakeholder roundtables reflects discussions and recommendations made during the roundtables a well as follow-up written responses annotated on the draft commitments...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 3 Report

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests.

An Assessment of the Power & Robustness of the Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Monitoring Program: Phase II - Refinement Evaluations

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

An important criterion applied in this plan is the focus on long-term, baseline monitoring which will provide data for the characterization of living resource populations and for tracking trends in their abundance over time.

Proceedings of a Conference 1994 Chesapeake Research Conference - Toward a Sustainable Coastal Watershed: The Chesapeake Experiment

Publication date: June 03, 1994 | Type of document: Report

A collection of presentations from the largest forum to focus exclusively on Bay watershed research and its application to support environmental management decisions.

Chesapeake Bay White Paper-Chesapeake Bay Toxics Strategy

Publication date: June 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The Strategy Reevaluation was designed to evaluate toxic conditions of the Bay, assess the effects of current programs, and identify additional actions needed to further reduce toxics impacts in the Bay.

Three-Dimensional Eutrophication Model of Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: May 15, 1994 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A three-dimensional, time-variable, eutrophication model, CE-QUAL-ICM, was applied to the Chesapeake Bay. The model incorporated 22 state variables that included physical properties, multiple forms of algae, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Recent Wetland Status and Trends in the Chesapeake Watershed (1982-1989); Technical Reports

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The report includes methods, interpretation of results, results for the Watershed, results by State, wetland loss hotspots, discussion and conclusions and recommendations.
 

Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Management Plan is to protect the black drum resource in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and coastal waters, while providing the greatest long-term ecological, social and economic benefits...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: Washington, DC Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

In the District of Columbia, 63% of the District's respondents thought that funding for repair should be spent on reducing water pollution. As in each individual jurisdiction's survey, the District of Columbia's data was analyzed by the...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: VA Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Virginia, where 57% of the survey's respondent were familiar with the Bay, had 56% of its respondents say they believed funding should be spent to reduce water pollution.

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: PA Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This Work Plan outlines the continuing Federal support for the Anacostia watershed restoration effort, and applying six restoration goals identified in the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Committee's Six Point Action, examines Federal...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: MD Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, The Bay as a Source of Recreation and Renewal, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1992 Interim Report

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This report provides an interim assessment of toxic substance loadings being delivered to the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna, Potomac and James rivers.

The Great Waters Program: An Introduction to the Issues and Ecosystems

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

An introduction to the issues and ecosystems of the Great Waters Program.

Response of the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model to Loading Scenarios

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Designed to be a resource for a diverse technical and managerial audience

Response of the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model to Loading Scenarios (Technical Summary)

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

In 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program identified excess nutrients as the primary reason for water quality decline in the Chesapeake. To quantify the nutrients contributing to eutrophication and the nutr9ent reductions necessary to restore...

Screening of Candidate Species for Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Aquatic Toxicity Testing with Resident Chesapeake Bay Biota

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

The goal of this study was to evaluate 25 resident Chesapeake Bay species (vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) as potential candidates for future Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development for estuarine water column toxicity...

Chesapeake Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals

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

The objective of this project was to develop a practical and conceptually sound framework for assessing benthic environmental conditions in Chesapeake Bay that would address general constraints and limitations; i.e., naturally varying...

An Updated Review of Estuarine Aquatic Toxicity Data for the Development of Aquatic Life Criteria for Atrazine in Chesapeake Bay

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

This report is a summary of Phase I and II of a study designed to provide necessary data and recommendations for development of estuarine acute and chronic atrazine criterion for the Chesapeake Bay.

An Assessment of Salinity Effect on the Toxicity of Atrazine to Chesapeake Bay Species: Data needs for Development of Estuarine Aquatic Life Criteria

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

This study was designed to determine the influence of a range of salinities on the acute toxicity of atrazine to the copepod, and the sheepshead minnow larvae. An additional objective of the study was to provide acute atrazine toxicity...

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study, Phase II Appendices July 1990-December 1991

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Appendices for the CBADS Phase II Report. Contains tables of data collected during the study.

Contaminant Trace Element Loads at the Susquehanna River Fall Line During the Spring 1993 High Flow Event

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Addendum to the Fall Line Toxics 1992 Final Report

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1992 Final Report

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Focusing on objectives outlined in a pilot study created to define the magnitude and timing of toxic substances entering the Chesapeake Bay from the area above the fall line of the Susquehanna and James rivers.

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study Final Report

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Appendices July 1990-December 1991. This is an archived document.

Chesapeake Bay Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy - Chesapeake Executive Council

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

In January 1989, the Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy in fulfillment of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement commitment and pledged to reevaluate the Strategy in 1992. The...

Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-indigenous Aquatic Species

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This policy document considers only first time introductions of non-indigenous, 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.

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

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The Wetlands Implementation Plan is designed to achieve the wetlands policy goals of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Both guidance and recommendations to restructure the original implementation plan are addressed.
 

Chesapeake Bay Strategy for the Restoration and Protection of Ecologically Valuable Species

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

This strategy was developed by the Ecologically Valuable Species Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Program Living Resources Subcommittee to fulfill one of the commitments of the Living Resources section of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay...

Progress at the Chesapeake Bay Program '92 and '93

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

The Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest estuary and the first to be targeted for restoration as a single ecosystem. The Chesapeake Bay Program-the cooperative compact forged to spearhead the cleanup-has become a model for other...

Executive Council's Agricultural Nonpoint Source Initiative: Subcommittee Report

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

This is a report contains reports from several subcommittes, including: Techncial Assistance, Outreach and Education Subcommittee; Intergovernmental Coordination and Partnership subcommittee and the Research Subcommittee on agricultural...

Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop Proceedings

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

The Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop was held April 15-16, 1992, at the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office. Workshop participants reviewed and discussed available information on results from groundwater studies and...

Fisheries Management Plan Reassessment Task Force

Publication date: July 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Review and assessment of implementation status and effectiveness of seven Chesapeake Bay Program Fishery Management Plans (FMPs).

Chesapeake Bay Water Column Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

Publication date: July 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Representatives from the Bay basin jurisdictions presented findings from their respective water column contaminant monitoring programs, with emphasis on concentration ranges observed at Bay tidal water stations.

The advantages of Measures of Particulate Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous by Direct Analysis.

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

This document is intended to address the inconsistency between parts of the CBP in the sampling and analytical methodology for the determination of particulate concentrations, and offer alternative sampling and analytical procedures to...

Incorporating Uncertainty Associated with Censored Water Quality Data in Parametric Trend Analysis

Publication date: June 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The study suggests a weighted approach, which incorporates the fact that a detection limit is a measure of precision of the data.

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

Publication date: June 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This study's goal is to assess the comparability of water quality results from the 10 analytical laboratories that participate in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. This goal is being achieved by identifying any parameters that have...

Guide to Using Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Monitoring Data

Publication date: March 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This document describes the Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program in general and provides detailed information about the existing program data base.

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Re-evaluation Report #8

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

This is a report on the financial cost effectiveness of point and nonpoint source nutrient reduction technologies in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Chesapeake Bay Dissolved Oxygen Goals for Restoration of Living Resource Habitat

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

A Synthesis of Living Resource Habitat Requirements with Guidelines for Their Use in Evaluating Model Results and Monitoring Information

Chesapeake Bay Contaminated Sediments Critical Issue Forum Proceedings-Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report

Publication date: February 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The Chesapeake Bay Contaminated Sediment Critical Issue Forum was structured to seek a technical consensus on a series of questions related to the magnitude and extent of contaminated sediments within the Bay; and how that affects the...

The Role and Function of Forest Buffers For Nonpoint Source Management in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: January 31, 1993 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This article discusses elements of the relationship between forests and water quality in the context of the forest buffer.

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition of Toxics Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Proceedings of the Atmospheric Deposition Critical Issue forum sponsored by the Toxics Subcommittee as part of the ongoing reevaluation of the Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy.

A Work in Progress

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This is not a report on the State of the Bay. It is a collection of images that attempts to capture the vast bulk of studies, the depth of the research, and the actions and commitment of the people involved in the restoration of the...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Research Recommendations and Program Descriptions

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Research Recommendations and Program Descriptions.

DRAFT- Nitrogen Outputs from Forested Watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

This report focuses on the identified need of the Chesapeake bay Program to better simulate nitrogen outputs from the forested portions of the Bay drainage and a short-term desire to the US EPA to be able to build off of the existing...

The Chesapeake Bay Dissolved Oxygen Goal for Restoration of Living Resource Habitats

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

To show support of these goals, the Chesapeake Executive Council (CEC) made commitments to develop and adopt guidelines for the protection of water quality and habitat conditions necessary to support the living resources found in the...

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Technical Synthesis

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

The Chesapeake Executive Council's adoption of a Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy and an Implementation Plan for the SAV Policy highlighted not only the need to develop SAV habitat requirements but also the need...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay Year 2 Report

Publication date: November 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A yearly report on ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay.

Status & Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife Contamination

Publication date: October 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

Focuses on a critical review of available data and information for evidence of impacts on Chesapeake Bay basin birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians through exposure and uptake of toxic substances.

Local Solutions: A Local Government Guide to Managing Household Hazardous Waste in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: October 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

This manual is designed to assist local governments throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed with developing or enhancing household hazardous waste management programs.

The Restoration of the Anacostia River

Publication date: July 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Restoration of the Anacostia River.

Trends in Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1990

Publication date: June 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

The primary purpose of this analysis is to determine whether selected lateral and mid-Bay stations in the Chesapeake Bay mainstem have the same overall levels of certain water quality parameters.
 

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Comprehensive List of Toxic Substances

Publication date: April 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A compilation of toxic substances detected in, released, or applied to all media (water, soil, sediment, tissue and air) within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

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.

Citizen Monitoring Program Report: Conestoga River (Oct 1986-June 1990)

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

This report summarizes the water quality data collected by the Conestoga River volunteer monitors with particular emphasis on the concentration of nitrate.

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Species - 1997

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

replaced by A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Species - 1998

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

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

Information on the financial cost effectiveness and nutrient removal effectiveness of point and nonpoint source technologies in the Chesapeake Bay Basin. Expresses costs on an equivalent annual basis, so that relative comparisons can be...

Adjusting Helix Kjeldahl Nitrogen Results: Maryland Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program

Publication date: February 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

In this report, a comparison data set with helix and block results for the same samples was analyzed to estimate the magnitude of the low bias of the helix method compared to the block method.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Studies - Toxics Research Program Workshop Report

Publication date: January 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A summary of a 1992 workshop, the purpose of which was to provide a forum for investigators' progress reports, the fostering of collaborative research, evaluation of the Toxics Research Program; and dialogue among researchers , managers...

Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1990

Publication date: September 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This summary of trends in dissolved oxygen is one in a series of reports on the progress toward and reevaluation of the 40 percent nutrient reduction goal. Reports describing trends in phosphorus and nitrogen in Chesapeake Bay are...

The Chesapeake Bay...A Progress Report 1990-1991

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program has been in existence since the mid 1970s. This progress report is intended to give you a quick overview of the program's many accomplishments, as well as a look at the challenges we face in the near future.
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Chesapeake Toxicological Workshop Series - Executive Summary

Publication date: July 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

The workshops addressed major categories of toxicological research, including suborganismal toxicity testing, whole organism toxicity, contaminant fate and transport, and ecological risk assessment.

Chesapeake Bay Coordinated Split Sample Program Implementation Guidelines (Revision 3).

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

The major objective of the Coordinated Split Sample Program is to establish a measure of comparability between sampling and analytical operations for water quality monitoring basin wide. The second objective is to evaluate the in-matrix...

Coordinated Split Sample Program Implementation Guidelines, Revision 3

Publication date: May 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

The major objective of the Coordinated Split Sample Program is to establish a measure of comparability between sampling and analytical operations for water quality monitoring basinwide.

Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern List-Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Commitment Report

Publication date: May 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

Identifies and provides concise documentation on key toxic substances either adversely impacting the Bay system or for which the reasonable potential to do so exists.

Chesapeake Restoration: Innovations at the Local Level-A Compilation of Local Government Programs

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This manual catalogs local programs in the watershed that positively impacts, either directly or indirectly, the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, the surrounding watershed and the quality of life for its living resources.

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 1 Report

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This pilot study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column, sediment and suborganismal tests.

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1993

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

Annual Progress Report

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1991

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This document addresses the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation and principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay. Information was gathered using aerial photography and...

Waterfowl Workgroup Living Resource Subcommittee Annual Progress Report

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This report outlines the major accomplishments of the Waterfowl Workgroup in 1991.

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Analytical Capabilities Survey and Assessment

Publication date: December 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This project was undertaken to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program with an assessment of chemical analytical capabilities currently available in the Bay region and to provide guidance on how to proceed with toxics analysis in the future.

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Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

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

This is a report

Estimation of Nonpoint Source Loading Factors in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

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

This document is available electronically only. Attention focused on water quality problems in the Chesapeake Bay has revealed that agricultural activities are in large part responsible for the degradation of water quality and...

Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in Oxidation Ditches and High Nitrate Recycle Systems

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

As part of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement to which the State of Maryland is a signatory, several plants in Maryland will be required to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus levels in their affluent. To examine the feasibility of biological...

Living Resources Monitoring Plan: First Annual Progress Report

Publication date: June 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

The major recommendations of this plan is to institute a Baywide, core living resources monitoring program, built upon existing programs. Many of the detailed recommendations call for continuation, sometimes with modification or review,...

Chesapeake Bay Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop Report

Publication date: May 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This document is a first approach to develop consensus protocols for the use of biological indicators to monitor the effects of toxic contaminants in Chesapeake Bay habitats important to living resources.

Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop Report

Publication date: May 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This workshop resulted in general agreement on recommendations for a list of suitable methodologies and species that are appropriate from bioassessment.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1990

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This document addresses the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation and principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay. Information was gathered using aerial photography and...

Summary 1991 Reevaluation of the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Strategy

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

The first progress report under the 1988 Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy describes implementation progress and analytic refinements promised in the original strategy     

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report #1

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

This report documents the pollutant removal efficiency of commonly used and innovative urban stormwater practices. One hundred and twenty-three studies, spanning a 19-year period, are summarized in this report.

Split Sample Water Quality Results from Laboratories Participating in the Chesapeake Bay Program: 1985-1989.

Publication date: July 25, 1989 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Monitoring Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program decided to implement a Chesapeake Bay Coordinated Split Sample Program, using field split samples, that was to begin in May or June 1989. As part of the planning for that...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1987

Publication date: April 01, 1989 | Type of document: Report

Results of monitoring of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: Report

Numerous SAV ground surveys have been conducted but most have been limited to specific sections. No one ground survey has delineated baywide SAV patterns. The goal of the 1989 work was to continue the annual monitoring of SAV on a baywide...

First Progress Report Under 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement

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

none provided

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy. 

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy-Agreement Commitment Report (Executive Council)

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

A report from the Chesapeake Executive Council on the adoption of the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy

Population Growth and Development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to the Year 2020-w/Summary

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

A major force in establishing the present land use pattern has been the desire of people to locate primary residences in low density settings and second homes near the water. Unfortunately, development in agricultural, forest, and shore...

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices.

Publication date: October 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a draft report on Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices.

Creating Successful Nonpoint Source Programs: The Innovative Touch

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

This is a report    

Pesticides Use in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: August 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

A report on pesticide use in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Point Source Atlas

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

A computerized data base of Chesapeake Bay point source discharges has been developed to document information on point source pollutant input to the Bay.  Installed on the Chesapekae Bay Program computer and available to registered users,...

Schedule for Developing Baywide Resource Management Strategies

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

Agreement Commitment Report: Objectives and commitments for restoring and protecting the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay.

Living Resources Monitoring Plan - Agreement Commitment Report

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

The major recommendation of this plan is to institute a Baywide core living resources monitoring program, built upon existing programs. Many of the detailed recommendations call for continuation, sometimes with modification or review, of...

Report and Recommendations for the Nonpoint Source Evaluation Panel

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

This is a report and recommendation for the nonpoint source evaluation panel

Public Access Strategy - Agreement Commitment Report; EC

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

none provided

Federal Workplan - Agreement Commitment Report

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

The Federal Workplan describes each participating agency's Bay initiatives, the current level of coordination, outlines a process for expanding that cooperation, and points to future directions for agency efforts in support of the...

Federal Facilities Strategy - Agreement Commitment Report; EC

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

The Federal Facilities Strategy recognizes that all of the federal departments and agencies with real estate in the Bay drainage area have the potential to affect the water quality and living resources of the Bay.

Arsenic Transport and Impact in Chesapeake Bay Food Webs

Publication date: March 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on arsenic transport and impact in the Chesapeake Bay Food webs.

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorous from the Potomac River Sediment

Publication date: November 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on the effect of pH on the release of phosphorous from the Potomac River sediment.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1986

Publication date: September 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay - 1986

Survey of Tributyltin and Dibutyltin Concentrations at Selected Harbors in Chesapeake Bay-Final Report

Publication date: September 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report.

Vegetative Filter Strips for Agricultural Runoff Treatment

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

This is a report on vegetative filter strips for agricultural runoff treatment

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Determinations in Estuarine Waters: A Comparison of Methods Used in Chesapeake Bay Monitoring.

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

This study was performed to compare standard EPA techniques for determining nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in natural waters with oceanographic techniques typically employed by estuarine and marine scientists.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1985

Publication date: August 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on the distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay in 1985

Nutrient-dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: The Roles of Phytoplankton & Micro-Heterotrophs Under Summer Conditions

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

This is a report on nutrient dissolved oxygen dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay

Nonpoint Source Pollution Loading Factors and Related Parameters from the Literature

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

This is a report on non-point source pollution loading factors and related parameters from the literature.

Evaluating Nutrients and Sediment Losses for Agricultural lands: Vegetative Filter Strips

Publication date: March 31, 1987 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Part of a bi-state research effort funded by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program between Maryland and Virginia. This report covers the Virginia project, and evaluates soils and slopes characteristic of the ridge and valley province. The two...

Coordinated Split Sample Program Annual Report (1987)

Publication date: January 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is an annual report on the Coordinated Split Sample Program.

Methodological Comparisons for Nitrogen and Chlorophyll Determinations in Estuarine Water Samples.

Publication date: November 16, 1986 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This study was undertaken to compare results obtained with standard and alternative, new techniques for total nitrogen and chlorophyll determination in estuarine water samples.

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.

Toxics Regional Action Plan for Baltimore Harbor

Publication date: August 01, 1986 | Type of document: Report

The Plan calls for the continuation of all of the State's existing programs, because collectively they are producing results. IN the case of some regulatory programs, the plan commits MDE to specific administrative actions involving...

Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Protection Plan

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

The consumate purpose of the Chesapeake Bay restoration and Protection Program is to improve and protect the water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay estuarine system to restore and maintain the Bay's ecological integrity,...

The Effect of Salinity on the Acute Toxicity of Total Dissolved & Free Cadmium to the Copepod Eurytemora affinis & the Larval Fish Cyprinodon variegatus

Publication date: October 01, 1984 | Type of document: Report

The objective of this study was to determine the influence of a range of salinities (5, 15 and 25 ppt) on the acute toxicity of total dissolved and free cadmium to sheepshead minnow,  Cyprinodon variegatus larvae and the copepod,...

Trends in Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Secchi Depths and Dissolved Oxygen in Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1992

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

This is a report on trends in phosphorus, nitrogen, secchi depths and dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay for the years 1984-1992

Pilot Monitoring for 14 Pesticides in MD Surface Waters

Publication date: March 01, 1984 | Type of document: Report

Monitoring of pesticides in Maryland surface waters.

Chesapeake Bay: A Framework for Action - Appendices

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

This document includes the seven appendices to the report Chesapeake Bay: A frame work for action developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program. The report and its appendices describe the state of the Bay,...

Chesapeake Bay: A Profile of Environmental Change

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

This document includes the four appendices to the report Chesapeake Bay: A Profile of Environmental Change developed by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program. The report and its appendices provide a characterization...

Chesapeake Bay: A Framework for Action

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

September 1983. Published in 1983, at the culmination of the seven-year research phase of the program, describing the state of the Bay, sources of pollution, control alternatives for reducing pollution and a recommended range of actions...

Chesapeake Bay Program: Findings and Recommendations

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

This report provides an overview of the major research findings and range of pollution controls recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program, in accordance with P.L. 94-116 passed by the 94th Congress on...

Choices for the Chesapeake - An Action Agenda

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

In December 1983 seven hundred legislators, administrators, scientists and Bay users met in Fairfax, VA to develop an action agenda for Chesapeake Bay. This historic conference was convened by the Governors of VA, MD, and PA and the mayor...

Chesapeake Bay Program Technical Studies: A Synthesis

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

This document is the second of the Program's four final reports. It is intended to share the results and significance of the Chesapeake Bay Program's technical studies with managers, decision-makers and citizens.

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem - 1982

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

This primer serves as an introduction to several forthcoming Chesapeake Bay Program publications. These publications will describe the results of the scientific investigations and identify management solutions to specific Bay resource...


1995-Synthesis of Nutrient and Sediment Data for Watersheds within the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

Documents the findings of the two-year information gathering process of the strategy reevaluation but also recommends an approach for undertaking future toxics reduction and prevention actions in the Bay watershed.

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

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

Guidelines, requirements and procedures for field and measurements, field sampling and laboratory analysis in support of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. Quality control protocols are specified.

1997 Chesapeake Bay Program Regional Land Forums

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

A report on the 1997 Chesapeake Bay Program Regional Land Forums

1999 Chesapeake Bay Program Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program Report (1994-1998)

Publication date: December 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the results of the 1994-1998 coordinated split sample program for the mainstem Chesapeake Bay Parameters with poor agreement are investigated, problems identified, and coorective actions are taken to improve...

1999 Survey of Community Watershed Organizations in the Community Watershed Task Force

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds

2000 Demonstration Project Grant Program / Guidelines and Application Package/Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network

Publication date: February 28, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This document has been prepared to assist with requests for funding under Public Law 105-312, the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998. Funding will be awarded to projects submitted to the 2000 Demonstration Project Grant Program for...

2004 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan

Publication date: December 05, 2005 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Oyster Management Plan includes both a general framework and specific guidance for managing and rebuilding the native oyster stock in Chesapeake Bay. The development of the plan was a multi-partner endeavor by representatives from...

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 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

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Publication date: May 12, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

A Comparison of Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model Calibration with 1985-1994 Observed Data and Method of Application to Water Quality

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

In this report, observations of dissolved oxygen concentrations, chlorophyll concentrations, and light attenuation are compared to model estimates taken at the same time and location in model space. The comparison includes scatter...

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...

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.

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species - 2007

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

Provides a list of aquatic and aquatic-associated organisms found in recent decades in the Chesapeake Bay Basin.

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Species - 1997

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

replaced by A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Species - 1998

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay Year 2 Report

Publication date: November 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A yearly report on ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay.

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 1 Report

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This pilot study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column, sediment and suborganismal tests.

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 3 Report

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests.

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay, Year 4 Report

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

Designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests. Toxicity of ambient estuarine water and sediment was evaluated during the fall of 1994 at six stations in...

A Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Tributyltin in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Goal was to conduct a probabilistic ecological risk assessment for tributyltin (TBT) in estuarine areas of the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using problem formulation, analysis and risk characterization.

A Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Zinc in Surface Waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: May 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This study conducts a screening level probabilistic ecological risk assessment for zinc using the distinct phases of problem formulation, analysis, and risk characterization. The Middle River had the highest potential ecological risk from...

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.

A Stream Corridor Protection Strategy for Local Governments

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

Protection strategies for preserving and restoring stream corridors.

A Survey of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Residents: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors

Publication date: September 11, 2002 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Conservation Management Institute of Virginia Tech conducted a telephone survey of 1,988 residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (including those residing in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia,...

A Who's Who in the Chesapeake Bay Program-2002

Publication date: August 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

The Who's Who is a contact book which includes the organization of the Chesapeake Bay Program into subcommittees, committees and workgroups. Memberships listed and an index is located in the back of the document which includes street...

A Work in Progress

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This is not a report on the State of the Bay. It is a collection of images that attempts to capture the vast bulk of studies, the depth of the research, and the actions and commitment of the people involved in the restoration of the...

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

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

Throughout this retrospective, the work to restore the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay is highlighted. Progress in this arena is a kind of generic target by which our experience improving the health of the Bay can, to some,...

Achieving the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Goals-A Synthesis of Tributary Strategies for the Bay's Ten Watersheds

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

A Synthesis of Tributary Strategies for the Bay's Ten Watersheds: Bay Program plan for cooperative, integrated and consistent scientific approach to nitrogen and phosphorous reduction in Bay that provides the States of Maryland,...

Acid Mine Drainage to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Literature Synthesis

Publication date: July 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Land use activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are diverse and contribute significantly to water quality.  Because of the long history of coal mining in the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, much concern has been...

Acute and Chronic Toxicity of copper to the Estuarine Copepod Eurytemora affinis

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Primary objective was to generate data that can be used with other toxicity data by the Maryland Department of the Environment to develop a chronic copper criterion for protection of aquatic life in estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay...

Adjusting Helix Kjeldahl Nitrogen Results: Maryland Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program

Publication date: February 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

In this report, a comparison data set with helix and block results for the same samples was analyzed to estimate the magnitude of the low bias of the helix method compared to the block method.

Air Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay Report

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds

Airsheds and Watersheds - The Role of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition

Publication date: October 11, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the workshop proceedings which focused on atmospheric nitrogen compounds. Scientists in key policy and regulatory officials explored mechanisms by which air and water pollution control programs worked together to...

Airsheds and Watersheds II: A shared resources workshop

Publication date: March 07, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the findings of the workshop. The first objective of the workshop was to determine connections between issues, programs, agencies, organizations, and jurisdictions to advance their abilities to address atmospheric...

Airsheds and Watersheds III - The Significance of Ammonia

Publication date: November 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

The Significance of Ammonia to Coastal and Estuarine Areas is a report on the third Shared Resources workshop on Airsheds & Watersheds. The report covers the potential detrimental effects of ammonia to air quality' the role ammonia...

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

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

An assessment of ambient toxicity of Delaware public peninsula creeks where agriculture is the dominant land use. The assessment evaluates potential persistent impacts and potential intermittent or pulsed impacts. Three watershed...

Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop Report

Publication date: May 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This workshop resulted in general agreement on recommendations for a list of suitable methodologies and species that are appropriate from bioassessment.

Ambient Toxicity Testing Chesapeake Bay Year 5 Report

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Evaluation of ambient toxicity of living resource habitats in Chesapeake Bay during the fall of 1995 at Pamunkey River (two stations), York River (two stations), James River (two stations), Willoughby Bay (one station) and Lynnhaven River...

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay: Year 7 Report

Publication date: March 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

Evaluation of ambient toxicity to living resources during late summer/early fall of 1997 in the Elizabeth River (4 stations) and South River (4 stations).

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay: Year 9-An Assessment of the Chester and Rappahannock Rivers

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

Study to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests in concert with fish and benthic community assessments.

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a - 2007 Addendum

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

This document represents the second formal addendum to the 2003 Chesapeake Bay water quality criteria document.

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

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

EPA has defined the water quality conditions through the Chesapeake Bay-specific water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen, water clarity and chlorophyll a in this publication.

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries - 2007 Chlorophyll Criteria Addendum

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

The Chesapeake Bay numerical chlorophyll a criteria and reference concentrations were derived to address specific water quality, human and aquatic life impairments when applied in specific seasons and to specific salinity-based tidal...

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...

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

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

In April 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries (Regional Criteria Guidance)...

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...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Clorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

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

In April 2003, the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries which was the foundation...

Ammonia and the Chesapeake Bay Airshed

Publication date: June 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report is a review and assessment of the existing literature on the following topics: distribution of sources and atmospheric concentrations and deposition of ammonia and watershed cycling of NHx.

An Assessment of Salinity Effect on the Toxicity of Atrazine to Chesapeake Bay Species: Data needs for Development of Estuarine Aquatic Life Criteria

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

This study was designed to determine the influence of a range of salinities on the acute toxicity of atrazine to the copepod, and the sheepshead minnow larvae. An additional objective of the study was to provide acute atrazine toxicity...

An Assessment of the Power & Robustness of the Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Monitoring Program: Phase II - Refinement Evaluations

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

An important criterion applied in this plan is the focus on long-term, baseline monitoring which will provide data for the characterization of living resource populations and for tracking trends in their abundance over time.

An Introduction to Market Based Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and Management

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

This report is an introduction to market based strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and management

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds:Sediment and its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity - STAC Workshop Report

Publication date: May 23, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This workshop was held to cover the topic of Sedimentsheds. sedimentshed is a new concept, and is defined as the area that contributes the sediment which directly influences water clarity in near-shore Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)...

An Updated Review of Estuarine Aquatic Toxicity Data for the Development of Aquatic Life Criteria for Atrazine in Chesapeake Bay

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

This report is a summary of Phase I and II of a study designed to provide necessary data and recommendations for development of estuarine acute and chronic atrazine criterion for the Chesapeake Bay.

Anacostia Rebirth: Restoration for the River, Risk Reduction for the Community

Publication date: February 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

An overview of the Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative, EPA, Region III, and its goals for the Anacostia River and its surrounding communities.

Anacostia Regional Toxics Management Action Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This Work Plan outlines the continuing Federal support for the Anacostia watershed restoration effort, and applying six restoration goals identified in the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Committee's Six Point Action, examines Federal...

Analyzing Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Problems: Nutrient Control Policy in the Chesapeake Bay States

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement set a goal to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients entrance into the Bay by 40% by year 2000. In 1992's Amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, partners agreed to maintain the 40% goal beyond the...

Animal Nutrition Technology Exchange - Proceedings

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

During the past several years, considerable attention has been directed at the potential environmental impacts of agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. A primary focus has been on the potential nutrient loadings to surface and...

Appendices To Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimation for Point-Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This document contains Appendixes to the NRT cost report titled Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimations for Point-Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Arsenic Transport and Impact in Chesapeake Bay Food Webs

Publication date: March 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on arsenic transport and impact in the Chesapeake Bay Food webs.

Assessing a Ten-Fold Increase in the Chesapeake Bay Native Oyster Population

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

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP) was used to assess the environmental benefits of a ten-fold increase in native oysters in Chesapeake Bay. The CBEMP consists of a coupled system of models including a...

Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay: An Initial Analysis of the Cost Effectiveness of Control Options

Publication date: November 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Eutrophication -- low dissolved oxygen -- caused by excess nutrients, is the most significant water quality problem facing the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Program jurisdictions have committed to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution...

Balancing the Landscape - Retaining Forests in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: Report

This report summaries the key findings shared at a conference held in November 1999 and provides a set of recommendation targeted at various sectors of society that can influence public policy aimed at mitigating the negative aspects of...

Basin Specific Characterization of Chesapeake Bay Living Resource Status 1994

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

Presents characterizations of current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of 12 basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay. The list of key species examined included 10 species of finfish, four species of...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Despite increased restoration efforts throughout the watershed, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008, according to a Chesapeake Bay Program report released today. The Chesapeake Bay Program, however, exceeded...

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 - Executive Summary

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009

Publication date: April 07, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 - Executive Summary

Publication date: April 07, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

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...

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...

Bay Plain and Piedmont: A Landscape History of the Chesapeake Heartland from 1.3 Billion Years Ago to 2000

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

A synthesis of human activity in the core portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed written by the National Park Service, with the assistance of a partnership of federal and state agencies, academic institutions, public and private...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report #1

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

This report documents the pollutant removal efficiency of commonly used and innovative urban stormwater practices. One hundred and twenty-three studies, spanning a 19-year period, are summarized in this report.

Benchmarks for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Chlorophyll and Suspended Sediments in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 10, 2002 | Type of document: Report

One of the Tidal monitoring and Analysis Workgroup's primary responsibilities is assessing and reporting the status and trends of nutrients and other parameters monitored within the scope of the Chesapeake Bay Program water quality and...

Best Management Practices for Sediment Control and Water Clarity Enhancement

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) hosted a workshop in Annapolis, Maryland on February 24-25, 2003, at which sediment experts shared information related to sediment best management practices (BMPs). The information presented on selected...

Better Backyard: A Citizen's Resource Guide to Beneficial Landscaping and Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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

This report provides general information on environmentally-friendly landscaping throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The text covers everything you need to know from soil erosion to environmentally-friendly fertilizers.

Beyond Sprawl-Land Management Techniques to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: October 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

How-to information for local governments on six land use management techniques that can be used to achieve community goals, preserve local natural resources, and protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed

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

This Work Plan is a key initiative of Federal agencies and the U.S. Corps of Engineers. It establishes interstate ecosystem management concepts and the establishment of the Anacostia as a National Urban Watershed Restoration Model.

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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...

Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in Oxidation Ditches and High Nitrate Recycle Systems

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

As part of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement to which the State of Maryland is a signatory, several plants in Maryland will be required to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus levels in their affluent. To examine the feasibility of biological...

Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Management Plan is to protect the black drum resource in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and coastal waters, while providing the greatest long-term ecological, social and economic benefits...

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...

Catfish Populations in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Represents a regional cooperative effort to gather all available information and assimilate best possible understanding of catfish biology, ecology and stock dynamics of native and introduced catfish species in the Chesapeake Bay system.

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Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Storage in Three Reservoirs in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin and Implications for the Chesapeake Bay

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

Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Storage in Three Reservoirs in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin and Implications for the Chesapeake Bay.

Chemical & Toxicological Characterization of Tidal Freshwater Areas in the James river, VA from Jamestown Island to Jordan Point

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

This report represents the coordinated effort of a team of scientists from various institutes, who continue a long series of studies aimed at toxicological and chemical characterization of the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake 2000 Stream Corridor Restoration Goals Workshop

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Streams are in integral part of the Chesapeake Bays natural infrastructure. Stream networks interconnect the land, water, living resources and human communities of the Bay watershed (Chesapeake...

Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment Part Two: Restoration Efforts

Publication date: March 01, 2006 | Type of document: Report

The Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment is presented in two parts. Part Two: Restoration Efforts is divided into five sections. In Reducing Pollution, efforts are compared to goals defined by the Bay states'...

Chesapeake Bay 2006 Health and Restoration Assessment

Publication date: April 18, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

On April 18, 2007, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its Chesapeake Bay 2006 Health and Restoration Assessment. The report gives watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Bay health and on-the-ground restoration efforts...

Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Restoration Assessment

Publication date: March 31, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

On April 3, 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its Chesapeake Bay 2007 Health and Restoration Assessment. The report gives watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Bay health and on-the-ground restoration efforts...

Chesapeake Bay Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop Report

Publication date: May 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This document is a first approach to develop consensus protocols for the use of biological indicators to monitor the effects of toxic contaminants in Chesapeake Bay habitats important to living resources.

Chesapeake Bay Area Nutrient Management Programs: An Overview

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

This report describes the current programs to ameliorate nonpoint sources of pollution to the Bay that have been developed by the four jurisdictions in cooperation with other agencies; the achievements to date in terms of pollutant...

Chesapeake Bay Area Public Access Technical Assistance Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Bay as a Source of Recreation and Renewal

Chesapeake Bay Area Public Access Technical Assistance Report (2nd edition)

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This report discusses the improvement of public access to the waters of the Bay, one of the major initiatives of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1987. Increased public awareness through expanded Bay access opportunities is considered...

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition of Toxics Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Proceedings of the Atmospheric Deposition Critical Issue forum sponsored by the Toxics Subcommittee as part of the ongoing reevaluation of the Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy.

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study Final Report

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Appendices July 1990-December 1991. This is an archived document.

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study, Phase II Appendices July 1990-December 1991

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Appendices for the CBADS Phase II Report. Contains tables of data collected during the study.

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: PA Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This Work Plan outlines the continuing Federal support for the Anacostia watershed restoration effort, and applying six restoration goals identified in the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Committee's Six Point Action, examines Federal...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: MD Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, The Bay as a Source of Recreation and Renewal, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: VA Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Virginia, where 57% of the survey's respondent were familiar with the Bay, had 56% of its respondents say they believed funding should be spent to reduce water pollution.

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey Appendices: Washington, DC Frequencies

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

In the District of Columbia, 63% of the District's respondents thought that funding for repair should be spent on reducing water pollution. As in each individual jurisdiction's survey, the District of Columbia's data was analyzed by the...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory Appendices

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

This document contains the appendices to the Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory point source loadings chapter. The appendices highlight the point source loads by facility, the chemical categories reported by SIC...

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Comprehensive List of Toxic Substances

Publication date: April 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A compilation of toxic substances detected in, released, or applied to all media (water, soil, sediment, tissue and air) within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Analytical Capabilities Survey and Assessment

Publication date: December 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This project was undertaken to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program with an assessment of chemical analytical capabilities currently available in the Bay region and to provide guidance on how to proceed with toxics analysis in the future.

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Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy. 

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices.

Publication date: October 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

This is a draft report on Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Appendices.

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy-Agreement Commitment Report (Executive Council)

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

A report from the Chesapeake Executive Council on the adoption of the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy

Chesapeake Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals

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

The objective of this project was to develop a practical and conceptually sound framework for assessing benthic environmental conditions in Chesapeake Bay that would address general constraints and limitations; i.e., naturally varying...

Chesapeake Bay Chemical Contaminant Geographic Targeting Protocol-Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy-commitment Report

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

The purpose of this document is to present a geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contaminant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.
 

Chesapeake Bay Commission on Ballast Water

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report summarizes the findings of the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Ballast Water Work Group. It provides a review of unintentional introductions via ballast water from an ecological, economic, and cultural point of view; it identifies...

Chesapeake Bay Contaminated Sediments Critical Issue Forum Proceedings-Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report

Publication date: February 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The Chesapeake Bay Contaminated Sediment Critical Issue Forum was structured to seek a technical consensus on a series of questions related to the magnitude and extent of contaminated sediments within the Bay; and how that affects the...

Chesapeake Bay Coordinated Split Sample Program Implementation Guidelines (Revision 3).

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

The major objective of the Coordinated Split Sample Program is to establish a measure of comparability between sampling and analytical operations for water quality monitoring basin wide. The second objective is to evaluate the in-matrix...

Chesapeake Bay Dissolved Oxygen Goals for Restoration of Living Resource Habitat

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

A Synthesis of Living Resource Habitat Requirements with Guidelines for Their Use in Evaluating Model Results and Monitoring Information

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Studies - Toxics Research Program - 1994 Workshop Report, Solomons, MD

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Beginning in September 1985, a hypoxia program was conceived by the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Committee as an ecologically oriented study focusing on system-level effects. In 1990, the Chesapeake Bay Office joined the CBEEC...

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Studies - Toxics Research Program Workshop Report

Publication date: January 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A summary of a 1992 workshop, the purpose of which was to provide a forum for investigators' progress reports, the fostering of collaborative research, evaluation of the Toxics Research Program; and dialogue among researchers , managers...

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1992 Final Report

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Focusing on objectives outlined in a pilot study created to define the magnitude and timing of toxic substances entering the Chesapeake Bay from the area above the fall line of the Susquehanna and James rivers.

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1992 Interim Report

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This report provides an interim assessment of toxic substance loadings being delivered to the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna, Potomac and James rivers.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network Framework

Publication date: June 26, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop Proceedings

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

The Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop was held April 15-16, 1992, at the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office. Workshop participants reviewed and discussed available information on results from groundwater studies and...

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

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

This document is available electronically only. This document addresses the Chesapeake Bay priority habitat areas, and habitation restoration implementations.

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources 1997, Living Resources Subcommittee Annual Report

Publication date: August 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This report details the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resources Subcommittee accomplishments for 1997.  Accomplishments in wetlands, bay grasses, oyster reef restoration, fisheries management, fish passage, habitat restoration, exotic...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources 1999 Annual Report

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

The 1999 Living Resources Subcommittee's Annual Report informs LRSC members and interested parties of the workgroups' activities during 1999 and goals for 2000. Includes maps and links to other relevant sites.

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Biennial Report (1995-1996)

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This is the 1995-1996 Biennial Report on the Chesapeake Bay Living Resources.

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Management Training Manual

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

Soil reactions and potential loss pathways of the essential plant nutrients that provide a framework for effective nutrient management planning.

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Progress & Future Directions

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

Several major revisions were made to the 1994 Fall Line Toxics Program. Organic compounds were analyzed for both the dissolved and particulate phases and included forty constituents for the 1994 study.

Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-indigenous Aquatic Species

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This policy document considers only first time introductions of non-indigenous, 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.

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme - Revisions, Decisions and Rationales 1983-2003, 2005 Addendum

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

In October 2004, the Chesapeake Bay Program released Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme: Revisions, Decisions, and Rationales 1983-2003 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2004). The Segmentation Scheme Report...

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme Revisions, Decisions and Rationales 1983-2003

Publication date: January 05, 2005 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

For the last 20 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program partners have used various forms of a basic segmentation scheme to organize the collection, analysis and presentation of environmental data. The Chesapeake Bay Program Segmentation Scheme...

Chesapeake Bay Program Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program Report 1994-1998

Publication date: December 20, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Results of the Mainstem Coordinated Split Sample Program from the years 1994 through 1998.

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Re-evaluation Report #8

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

This is a report on the financial cost effectiveness of point and nonpoint source nutrient reduction technologies in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines

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

This document presents fundamental principles and guidelines for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This document is not a regulation. Rather, it is intended to be used on a voluntary basis as a guide for those Bay...

Chesapeake Bay Program Oyster Restoration: Workshop Proceedings and Agreement Statements

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

Report curtailing proceedings and agreement statements on oyster restoration derived from 2 day workshop held in Waldorf, MD on January 13 & 14, 2000. Contains important consensus statements derived from meeting, on oyster sanctuaries...

Chesapeake Bay Program Technical Studies: A Synthesis

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

This document is the second of the Program's four final reports. It is intended to share the results and significance of the Chesapeake Bay Program's technical studies with managers, decision-makers and citizens.

Chesapeake Bay Program: Findings and Recommendations

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

This report provides an overview of the major research findings and range of pollution controls recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program, in accordance with P.L. 94-116 passed by the 94th Congress on...

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines

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

A geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contaminant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines-Appendices

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

The purpose of this document is to present a geographical targeting approach for focusing chemical contam8inant remediation, reduction, prevention, protection, and assessment actions within the Chesapeake Bay basin.

Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Protection Plan

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

The consumate purpose of the Chesapeake Bay restoration and Protection Program is to improve and protect the water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay estuarine system to restore and maintain the Bay's ecological integrity,...

Chesapeake Bay Revised Basinwide Toxic Reduction Strategy Commitment Evaluation Addendum

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

Commitments are organized under four areas -- pollution prevention, regulatory program implementation, regional focus, and directed toxics assessment.

Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers

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

The purpose of this handbook is to provide professional land managers and planners with the latest information on the functions, design, establishment and management of riparian forest buffers.

Chesapeake Bay Strategy for the Restoration and Protection of Ecologically Valuable Species

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

This strategy was developed by the Ecologically Valuable Species Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Program Living Resources Subcommittee to fulfill one of the commitments of the Living Resources section of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay...

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Technical Synthesis

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

The Chesapeake Executive Council's adoption of a Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy and an Implementation Plan for the SAV Policy highlighted not only the need to develop SAV habitat requirements but also the need...

Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat Based Requirements and Restoration Targets: A second Technical Synthesis

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

The second SAV Technical Synthesis revises and updates the first synthesis, by providing new light requirements for SAV through the water column and at the leaf surface, providing diagnostic tools for their application and interpretation,...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern List-Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Commitment Report

Publication date: May 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

Identifies and provides concise documentation on key toxic substances either adversely impacting the Bay system or for which the reasonable potential to do so exists.

Chesapeake Bay Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy - Chesapeake Executive Council

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

In January 1989, the Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy in fulfillment of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement commitment and pledged to reevaluate the Strategy in 1992. The...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics Reduction Strategy Stakeholder Roundtables (PA/MD/DC Summaries)

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

This summary of the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia stakeholder roundtables reflects discussions and recommendations made during the roundtables a well as follow-up written responses annotated on the draft commitments...

Chesapeake Bay Water Column Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

Publication date: July 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Representatives from the Bay basin jurisdictions presented findings from their respective water column contaminant monitoring programs, with emphasis on concentration ranges observed at Bay tidal water stations.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed - It's Land and People

Publication date: June 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network Access to Federal Funds

Publication date: September 19, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Federal Agencies Committee (FAC) and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network led the effort in developing this document. It was developed for stakeholders involved in the implementation of the State Tributary Strategies. It...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings - Appendix F: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Point Source Loads

Publication date: August 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Appendix F documents in detail the Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model point source nutrient data assimilation process for the facilities located in signatory and non-signatory jurisdictions of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings-Appendix A: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model hydrology Calibration Results

Publication date: May 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Comparison of simulated and observed flow for 8 years of calibration (1984-1991).

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application & Calculation of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings. Appendix B: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Water Quality Calibration Results

Publication date: May 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Appendix B documents the water quality calibration of the Phase IV Watershed Model. Simulated and observed concentrations are compared for 8 years of calibration (1984-1991) at 15 water quality stations. Calibration data is shown for...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Application and Calculations of Nutrient & Sediment Loadings, Appendix D: Phase IV Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Precipitation and Meteorological Data Development and Atmospheric Nutrient Deposition

Publication date: August 15, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Chesapeake Bay watershed model precipitation and meteorological data development and atmospheric nutrient deposition.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Land Use and Model Linkages to the Airshed and Estuarine Models

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

This document contains the method of producing both the Chesapeake Bay Program Land Use and the Phase 4.2 Watershed Model Landuse. It also documents the hindcasting & forecasting of model land use, the development of model segmentation,...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Research Recommendations and Program Descriptions

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Research Recommendations and Program Descriptions.

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands: The Vital Link Between the Watershed and the Bay

Publication date: March 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems

Chesapeake Bay White Paper-Chesapeake Bay Toxics Strategy

Publication date: June 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The Strategy Reevaluation was designed to evaluate toxic conditions of the Bay, assess the effects of current programs, and identify additional actions needed to further reduce toxics impacts in the Bay.

Chesapeake Bay: A Framework for Action

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

September 1983. Published in 1983, at the culmination of the seven-year research phase of the program, describing the state of the Bay, sources of pollution, control alternatives for reducing pollution and a recommended range of actions...

Chesapeake Bay: A Framework for Action - Appendices

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

This document includes the seven appendices to the report Chesapeake Bay: A frame work for action developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program. The report and its appendices describe the state of the Bay,...

Chesapeake Bay: A Profile of Environmental Change

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

This document includes the four appendices to the report Chesapeake Bay: A Profile of Environmental Change developed by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program. The report and its appendices provide a characterization...

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem - 1982

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

This primer serves as an introduction to several forthcoming Chesapeake Bay Program publications. These publications will describe the results of the scientific investigations and identify management solutions to specific Bay resource...

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem 2000

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

A comprehensive overview of the geology and waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats, biological communities and living resources. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the...

Chesapeake Restoration: Innovations at the Local Level-A Compilation of Local Government Programs

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This manual catalogs local programs in the watershed that positively impacts, either directly or indirectly, the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, the surrounding watershed and the quality of life for its living resources.

Chesapeake Toxicological Workshop Series - Executive Summary

Publication date: July 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

The workshops addressed major categories of toxicological research, including suborganismal toxicity testing, whole organism toxicity, contaminant fate and transport, and ecological risk assessment.

Choices for the Chesapeake - An Action Agenda

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

In December 1983 seven hundred legislators, administrators, scientists and Bay users met in Fairfax, VA to develop an action agenda for Chesapeake Bay. This historic conference was convened by the Governors of VA, MD, and PA and the mayor...

Citizen Monitoring Program Report: Conestoga River (Oct 1986-June 1990)

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

This report summarizes the water quality data collected by the Conestoga River volunteer monitors with particular emphasis on the concentration of nitrate.

Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay: State-of-the-Science Review and Recommendations

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

The U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program charged the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) with reviewing the current understanding of climate change impacts on the tidal Chesapeake Bay and identifying critical knowledge gaps...

Community Watershed Assessment Handbook

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

The Community Watershed Assessment Handbook is a simple and straightforward watershed assessment tool that is intended to direct community groups and local governments in conducting a comprehensive environmental assessment. The purpose of...

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

Publication date: June 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This study's goal is to assess the comparability of water quality results from the 10 analytical laboratories that participate in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program. This goal is being achieved by identifying any parameters that have...

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;...

Contaminant Trace Element Loads at the Susquehanna River Fall Line During the Spring 1993 High Flow Event

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Addendum to the Fall Line Toxics 1992 Final Report

Contaminants in Chesapeake Bay Sediments 1984-1991

Publication date: May 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

The primary objectives of this report are to describe the spatial patterns in the distribution of sediment chemical contaminants in Chesapeake Bay and to compare sediment chemical contaminant concentrations in Chesapeake Bay to sediment...

Coordinated Split Sample Program Annual Report (1987)

Publication date: January 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is an annual report on the Coordinated Split Sample Program.

Coordinated Split Sample Program Implementation Guidelines, Revision 3

Publication date: May 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

The major objective of the Coordinated Split Sample Program is to establish a measure of comparability between sampling and analytical operations for water quality monitoring basinwide.

Cost Analysis of Nonpoint Source Control Strategies in the Chesapeake Basin

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

Shares research results relating to distribution of land use in the Chesapeake Basin, nitrogen and phosphorus loading load by land use, cost analysis summary by management practice for agreement states, and overviews of individual program...

Coupling Suspended Sediment Dynamics and Light Penetration in the Upper Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: May 23, 2006 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The attenuation of light underwater is an important process in estuaries, directly affecting phytoplankton, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), visually orienting predators, and indirectly affecting oxygen depletion and other water...

Coupling Water Quality and Upper Tropic Level Models for Chesapeake Bay: A Planning Workshop

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

Recent publications such as the Chesapeake 2000 agreement and the Fisheries Ecosystem Plan reflect the growing interest in integrated management of water quality and fisheries. The US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has invested in a...

Creating Successful Nonpoint Source Programs: The Innovative Touch

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

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Critical Issues Forum: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Source

Publication date: June 22, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the proceedings of the critical issues forum held on June 22, 1999: Achieving A Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Sources. The forum was comprised of a series of presentations, followed by three breakout...

Critical Issues Forum: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay - The Role of Point Sources Forum Proceedings-II

Publication date: August 17, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the proceedings of the critical issues forum held on June 22, 1999: Achieving a Toxics Free Bay _ The Role of Point Sources. This forum was the first in a series of critical issues forums held in response to the...

Cross-Media Models for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Airshed

Publication date: November 16, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A continuous deterministic environmental model of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (HSPF), linked to an atmospheric deposition model (RADM) is used to examine nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay under different management scenarios. Model...

Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: First Report to Congress

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: First Report to Congress.

Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters: Second Report to Congress

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Second report to Congress on the atmospheric deposition of pollutants to the Great Waters. This report documents findings since the First Report to Congress and describes recent progress in these issues. This report places emphasis on...

Designing an Integrated, Accessible Information Management System for the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: September 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Recommendations for implementing a Chesapeake Information Management System derived from the Data Center Workshop of the Chesapeake Bay Program held on June 19 and 20, 1996.

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...

Development of a Suspension Feeding and Deposit Feeding Benthos Model for Chesapeake Bay

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

The coupled water quality-sediment diagensis model for the Chesapeake Bay has been enhanced with the addition of the dynamically-computed benthic biomass. The benthos was divided into two functional components, deposit-feeding polychaetes...

Development of Diagnostic Approaches to Determine Sources of Anthropengic Stress Affecting Community Condition in the Chesapeake Bay

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

The bojective of this study was to develop statistical diagnositc tools that would allow environmental managers to identify potential sources of anthropogenic stress to benthic communities within the Chesapeake Bay.

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...

Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1990

Publication date: September 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This summary of trends in dissolved oxygen is one in a series of reports on the progress toward and reevaluation of the 40 percent nutrient reduction goal. Reports describing trends in phosphorus and nitrogen in Chesapeake Bay are...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1985

Publication date: August 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on the distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay in 1985

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1986

Publication date: September 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay - 1986

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1987

Publication date: April 01, 1989 | Type of document: Report

Results of monitoring of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: Report

Numerous SAV ground surveys have been conducted but most have been limited to specific sections. No one ground survey has delineated baywide SAV patterns. The goal of the 1989 work was to continue the annual monitoring of SAV on a baywide...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1990

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

This document addresses the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation and principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay. Information was gathered using aerial photography and...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1991

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This document addresses the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation and principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay. Information was gathered using aerial photography and...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1993

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and Chincoteague Bay in 1993. Black-and-white aerial photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source of information.

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1994

Publication date: December 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay in 1994. Black and white aerial photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source of information used in the study...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1995

Publication date: November 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of distribution and abundance of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and Chincoteague Bay in 1995. Chincoteague Bay, for the purpose of this report, includes four barrier island bays

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1996

Publication date: September 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Assessment of the distribution and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and four Delmarva island barrier bays in 1996. Black-and-white photography at a scale of 1:24,000 was the principal source...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1997

Publication date: December 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

The distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SSV), principally rooted vascular macrophytes in the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal bays of the Delmarva Peninsula, was mapped from 1,728 black and white aerial...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1998

Publication date: December 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

The distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), principally rooted vascular macrophytes in Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal bays of the Delmarva Peninsula, was mapped from 1,987 black and white aerial photographs....

DRAFT- Nitrogen Outputs from Forested Watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

This report focuses on the identified need of the Chesapeake bay Program to better simulate nitrogen outputs from the forested portions of the Bay drainage and a short-term desire to the US EPA to be able to build off of the existing...

Economic Analyses of Nutrients and Sediment Reduction Actions To Restore Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

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

In developing revised water quality standards for the Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal tributaries, states may conduct use attainability analyses. This document provides economic analyses performed by the CBP related controls to meet...

Ecosystem Effects of Oyster Restoration in Virginia Habitat and Lease Areas

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

This report is the third in a series in which the Chesapeake Bay Environment Model Package was used to assess the environmental benefits of oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. Here, the effects of oyster restoration to all...

Ecosystem Models of the Chesapeake Bay Relating Nutrient Loadings, Environmental Conditions, and Living Resources

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

This study examines the relative importance of food versus hypoxia and other factors as limitations on biomass and production of benthic macrofaunal communities in shallow (2m) and deep (>12m) stations of the mesohaline regions of...

Effects of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Algal Assemblages in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

The report describes results from five sampling periods and examine the effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on changes in algal biomass, as well as major algal classes.

Elizabeth River Restoration - Executive Summary

Publication date: June 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Executive Summary for the Elizabeth River Watershed Action Plan.  This Watershed Action Plan completes a crucial planning phase for the Elizabeth River Project in carrying out its mission of a cleaner Elizabeth River, but by no means...

Elizabeth River Restoration - Leadership Review Draft

Publication date: April 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

A 120-member Watershed Action Team worked on four taskforces to develop a restoration plan: Habitat and Living Resources; Sediment Quality; Water Quality, and Toxics Reduction. The Team recommends 18 restoration implementation actions,...

Environmental Outcome-Based Management: Using Environmental Goals and Measures in the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

Summary of the approach taken by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program to establish measurable restoration goals and to use environmental and other outcome measures to inform the public about the state of the Bay and restoration efforts. Lessons...

Estimates of County-Level Nitrogen and Phosphorus Date for Use in Modeling Pollutant Reduction

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

This report documents the calculations and procedures for the preparation of the input data to the Watershed Model - HSPF Phase 5. These calculations are used for creating the calibration data as well as scenario data. They form the...

Estimation of Nonpoint Source Loading Factors in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

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

This document is available electronically only. Attention focused on water quality problems in the Chesapeake Bay has revealed that agricultural activities are in large part responsible for the degradation of water quality and...

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...

Evaluating Ecosystem Effects of Oyster Restoration in Chesapeake Bay-A report to the MD DNR

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

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP) was used to assess the environmental benefits of oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay. The CBEMP consists of a coupled system of models including a three-dimensional hydrodynamic...

Evaluating Nutrients and Sediment Losses for Agricultural lands: Vegetative Filter Strips

Publication date: March 31, 1987 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Part of a bi-state research effort funded by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program between Maryland and Virginia. This report covers the Virginia project, and evaluates soils and slopes characteristic of the ridge and valley province. The two...

Evaluating the Design and Implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Shallow Water Monitoring Program

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

Available in digital format. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Shallow Water Monitoring workshop endorsed the current 3-year combined spatial and temporal coverage design of the Shallow Water Monitoring Program (SWMP)...

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...

Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants for BNR Retrofits Using Advances in Technology

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

This project was initiated on June 1, 1995 for the purpose of stimulating efforts towards the reduction of point source nutrient discharges to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay Water. The primary emphasis of the BNR retrofit...

Executive Council's Agricultural Nonpoint Source Initiative: Subcommittee Report

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

This is a report contains reports from several subcommittes, including: Techncial Assistance, Outreach and Education Subcommittee; Intergovernmental Coordination and Partnership subcommittee and the Research Subcommittee on agricultural...

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: February 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

A STAC Workshop structured to learn about alternative approaches to fisheries ,amage,emt tjat are being applied throughout the United States to determine what applicability if any, they might have to Chesapeake Bay fisheries management....

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

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

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Fall Line Loadings of Metals from the Potomac River Basin into Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

An assessment of the Fall-line (non-tidal) load of trace metals in the Potomac River.  The trace metals to determine its contribution of metals to the Chesapeake Bay.

Federal Facilities Strategy - Agreement Commitment Report; EC

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

The Federal Facilities Strategy recognizes that all of the federal departments and agencies with real estate in the Bay drainage area have the potential to affect the water quality and living resources of the Bay.

Federal Workplan - Agreement Commitment Report

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

The Federal Workplan describes each participating agency's Bay initiatives, the current level of coordination, outlines a process for expanding that cooperation, and points to future directions for agency efforts in support of the...

Final Report of the Ad Hoc Panel on Industry Trials of C. Ariakensis

Publication date: May 31, 2002 | Type of document: Report

The panel recommends disapproval of proposal as presented.

Final Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Panel

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

This report contains the principal findings and recommendations of a Chesapeake Executive Council-appointed panel on riparian forest buffers. Background material which describes in more detail the technical basis for the recommendations...

First Progress Report Under 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement

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

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Fisheries Management Plan Reassessment Task Force

Publication date: July 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

Review and assessment of implementation status and effectiveness of seven Chesapeake Bay Program Fishery Management Plans (FMPs).

Forest & Riparian Buffer Conservation: Local Case Studies from the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

This publication is a collection of case-studies that highlight accomplishments of local governments and citizen organizations to recognize the importance of forests to their communities and to take action to retain and restore those...

Forestry Best Management Practices and Water Quality in the Piedmont and Ridge and Valley Provinces of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

A literature review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of forestry best management practices (BMPs) in reducing water quality impacts of forestry management operations within the Piedmont and Ridge-and-Valley of the Chesapeake...

Forestry Best Management Practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Tracking Accomplishments

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

Documents current levels of monitoring carried out by Bay jurisdictions for the purpose of tracking forestry Best Management Practices implementation and effectiveness

Forests for the Bay

Publication date: October 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

This study recommends the adoption of forest landscape policy goals and recommends a variety of specific improvements and additions to existing tax, acquisition, forest management, land use and urban forest programs that would improve...

Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plan

Publication date: July 31, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

GIS activities undertaken at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office follow the directives outlined in the National Geospatial Data Policy (NGDP). The NGDP establishes principles, responsibilities, and requirements for collecting and managing...

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

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

This document is available electronically only. This is a report on Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption

Guide to Using Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Monitoring Data

Publication date: March 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

This document describes the Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program in general and provides detailed information about the existing program data base.

Havre de Grace Heritage Corridor Plan

Publication date: September 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Corridor Plan addresses a cooperative effort to improve the quality of life in the Havre de Grace regions.

Household Hazardous Waste Publication Resource Bank and Catalogue

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Identification and Prioritizing Research Required to Evaluate Ecological Risks and Benefits of Introducing Diploid Crassostrea ariakensis to Restore Oysters to Chesapeake Bay

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

Heavy fishing pressure, habitat degradation and high disease mortality have driven native oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations to historic low levels in Chesapeake Bay. In response, the states of Maryland and Virginia are...

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.

Impediments to Low Impact Development and Environmental Sensitive Design

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Chesapeake Bay Programs Chesapeake 2000 agreement commitment number 4.2.2 calls for the partners to identify and remove state and local impediments to low impact development designs to...

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1993

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

Annual Progress Report

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1994

Publication date: August 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Annual Progress Report 1994

Incorporating Uncertainty Associated with Censored Water Quality Data in Parametric Trend Analysis

Publication date: June 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The study suggests a weighted approach, which incorporates the fact that a detection limit is a measure of precision of the data.

Innovation in Agricultural Conservation for the Chesapeake Bay: Evaluating Progress and Addressing Future Challenges

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), in cooperation with the USDA and the Mid-Atlantic Water Quality Program, convened a forum on innovation in agricultural conservation in...

Integrating Build-Out analysis and Water quality Modeling to Predict the environmental Impacts of alternative Development Scenarios

Publication date: March 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Background information on the use of build-out analysis and water quality/environmental modeling as land planning and water quality predictive management tools.

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species Implementation Plan

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Strategies to decrease the risks of future introductions of nutrients through ballast water management.

Introduction to an Ecosystem 2000

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

A comprehensive overview of the geology and waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats, biological communities and living resources. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the...

Living Resources Monitoring Plan - Agreement Commitment Report

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

The major recommendation of this plan is to institute a Baywide core living resources monitoring program, built upon existing programs. Many of the detailed recommendations call for continuation, sometimes with modification or review, of...

Living Resources Monitoring Plan: First Annual Progress Report

Publication date: June 01, 1990 | Type of document: Report

The major recommendations of this plan is to institute a Baywide, core living resources monitoring program, built upon existing programs. Many of the detailed recommendations call for continuation, sometimes with modification or review,...

Local Government Participation Action Plan

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Includes formal Adoption Statement signed by its six partners, and an overview of an action plan in which local governments play a substantive role in protection and restoration efforts for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Local Solutions: A Local Government Guide to Managing Household Hazardous Waste in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: October 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

This manual is designed to assist local governments throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed with developing or enhancing household hazardous waste management programs.

Maintaining Progress in Restoring the Chesapeake Bay - Holding the Line on Nutrient Pollution After 2000

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

A summary of the recommendations from the Cap Issue and Policy Groups providing guidance for program planningregarding the nutrient cap.

Managing Nutrients to Prevent Pollution

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

Nine action recommendations derived from a 1996 nutrient conference are addressed.

Market Based Strategies and Nutrient Trading: What You Need to Know

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

Addresses policy tools that can be used to better achieve the dual objectives of improved environmental quality and more flexible, cost-effective environmental policies

Methodological Comparisons for Nitrogen and Chlorophyll Determinations in Estuarine Water Samples.

Publication date: November 16, 1986 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This study was undertaken to compare results obtained with standard and alternative, new techniques for total nitrogen and chlorophyll determination in estuarine water samples.

Mitigation Technical Guidance for Chesapeake Bay Wetlands

Publication date: October 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The purpose of this guidance document is to clarify the concept of wetland mitigation and to prove a common approach to mitigation that will allow governmental decisions to rely on a sound scientific bases.
 

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...

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

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Determinations in Estuarine Waters: A Comparison of Methods Used in Chesapeake Bay Monitoring.

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

This study was performed to compare standard EPA techniques for determining nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in natural waters with oceanographic techniques typically employed by estuarine and marine scientists.

Nitrogen Oxides: Impact on Public Health and the Environment

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report examines the cost effectiveness of control options which reduce nitrate deposition to the Chesapeake watershed and the tidal Bay. The object of the analysis is to determine the sources of atmospheric nitrate deposited to the...

Non-nutritive Feed Issues in Chicken Production

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

There has been growing interest by a number of Chesapeake Bay committees on the issues surrounding the use of non-nutritives in animal feeding operations and their potential impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. The Scientific and Technical...

Nonpoint Source Pollution Loading Factors and Related Parameters from the Literature

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

This is a report on non-point source pollution loading factors and related parameters from the literature.

NPDES Permitting Approach for Discharges of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 29, 2004 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

In accordance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the goals of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, this paper describes an approach that the US Environmental Protection Agency Regions II and III (EPA) and Chesapeake Bay...

Nutrient and Solids Controls in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

Publication date: June 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

A model package including a watershed model, an atmospheric loading model, a hydrodynamic model, and a eutrophication model are used to evaluate the benefit of nutrient and solids load controls on the Virginia tributaries to the...

Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimations for Point Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This report is to provide costs estimates for treatment technologies associated with varying concentration levels of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from industrial and municipal wastewater plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The data...

Nutrient Trading for the Chesapeake Bay

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

This paper addresses the need for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay, the process to develop baywide guidelines, and activities taken elsewhere in the Bay region.

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Public Comments Summary

Publication date: April 09, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Following the release of the Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines - Draft, sixteen public meetings were collectively held throughout the watershed in each of the signatory jurisdictions. All jurisdictions received...

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Public Workshop Proceedings

Publication date: April 09, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program completed a document delineating nutrient trading guidelines entitled Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines - Draft and made this document available to the public for review on September 8,...

Nutrient Trading to Maintain the Nutrient Cap in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 14, 1998 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is the workshop proceedings held on December 14, 1998. Its purpose, as delineated on the agenda (see Appendix I) was to initiate a process to develop nutrient trading policies and guidelines to achieve and maintain the Nutrient Cap...

Nutrient-dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: The Roles of Phytoplankton & Micro-Heterotrophs Under Summer Conditions

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

This is a report on nutrient dissolved oxygen dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay

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.

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Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay: Chesapeake Fisheries: Prospects for Multispecies Management and Sustainability

Publication date: May 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Addresses patterns in fisheries harvests and abundance, species interactions within Chesapeake Bay, multispecies management concepts and approaches, and potential for multispecies approaches in Chesapeake Bay.

Pesticides Use in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: August 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

A report on pesticide use in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Phytoplankton Kinetics in the Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model

Publication date: January 20, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Modern eutrophication modeling of the Chesapeake Bay commenced in 1987. Recently, refinements were made to the 1993 Chesapeake Bay Estuary Model Package (CBEMP) including increased grid resolution, inclusion of the continental shelf at...

Pilot Monitoring for 14 Pesticides in MD Surface Waters

Publication date: March 01, 1984 | Type of document: Report

Monitoring of pesticides in Maryland surface waters.

Point Source Atlas

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

A computerized data base of Chesapeake Bay point source discharges has been developed to document information on point source pollutant input to the Bay.  Installed on the Chesapekae Bay Program computer and available to registered users,...

Point Source Toxics Reduction and Prevention Goal Setting Proceedings

Publication date: October 25, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document summarizes the goals developed by industry stakeholders for consideration in the revised Toxics Strategy (2000) and the Chesapeake Bay Agreement (2000).

Pollution Prevention Workbook - A Waste Reduction Guide for Facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

This workbook outlines more than 30 Pollution Prevention strategies a facility can implement to help protect and improve the Bay.

Population Growth and Development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to the Year 2020-w/Summary

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

A major force in establishing the present land use pattern has been the desire of people to locate primary residences in low density settings and second homes near the water. Unfortunately, development in agricultural, forest, and shore...

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

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Documents process used to develop priorities for Action for Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1996

Proceedings from the Chesapeake Bay Scientific Technical Advisory Committee's Urban Tree Canopy Workshop

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committees (STAC) workshop on Urban Tree Canopy was created in partnership with the Forestry Workgroup to help jurisdictions implement the urban canopy cover...

Proceedings of a Conference 1994 Chesapeake Research Conference - Toward a Sustainable Coastal Watershed: The Chesapeake Experiment

Publication date: June 03, 1994 | Type of document: Report

A collection of presentations from the largest forum to focus exclusively on Bay watershed research and its application to support environmental management decisions.

Progress at the Chesapeake Bay Program '92 and '93

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

The Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest estuary and the first to be targeted for restoration as a single ecosystem. The Chesapeake Bay Program-the cooperative compact forged to spearhead the cleanup-has become a model for other...

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

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

Information on the financial cost effectiveness and nutrient removal effectiveness of point and nonpoint source technologies in the Chesapeake Bay Basin. Expresses costs on an equivalent annual basis, so that relative comparisons can be...

Progress Under The Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative: Restoration for the River, Risk Reduction for the Community

Publication date: April 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Prospective Chesapeake Bay Program Grantees

Publication date: January 29, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This guidance document will better facilitate efforts to ensure Chesapeake Bay Program funds continue to be directed towards achieving the CBP's restoration and protection goals.

Protecting Wetlands II Technical and Financial Assistance Programs for Local Governments in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: February 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship
 

Protecting Wetlands: Tools for Local Governments

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship .

Public Access Strategy - Agreement Commitment Report; EC

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

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

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: Report

The Wetlands Implementation Plan is designed to achieve the wetlands policy goals of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Both guidance and recommendations to restructure the original implementation plan are addressed.
 

Recent Wetland Status and Trends in the Chesapeake Watershed (1982-1989); Technical Reports

Publication date: May 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

The report includes methods, interpretation of results, results for the Watershed, results by State, wetland loss hotspots, discussion and conclusions and recommendations.
 

Recommendation for a) the Reauthorization of the 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 12, 2001 | Type of document: Report

Recommendations on the reauthorization of the National Invasive Species Act specially dealing with Ballast Water Issues in Chesapeake Bay.

Recommendations for Coordinating Phosphorus Based Nutrient Management Policies in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Publication date: September 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

Phosphorus plays a major role in nonpoint source pollution. It has become evident that agriculture is experiencing over-application of phosphorus, which has resulted in phosphorus enriched soils in certain locations. The Agricultural...

Recommendations for the 2003 Directive on Expanded Riparian Buffer Goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: November 30, 2003 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

As part of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, Chesapeake Bay Program partners agreed to establish expanded goals for riparian forest buffer mileage in the Bay watershed by 2003. In response to that commitment, the Chesapeake Bay Program...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Individual Stream Restoration Projects

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

This version includes Appendices A-G. [Updated to include test drive results and re-approved by the WQGIT, 09-08-2014 ]

Recommended Guidelines for Sampling and Analysis in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Provides field and laboratory methods and associated quality control procedures and criteria intended to generate data of known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program.

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

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

This is a report

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

Publication date: February 23, 2004 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience February 26-28, 1990

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: October 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Annual progress report: Description of all fish passage development, reintroduction efforts, and habitat assessment activities by signatory jurisdictions. Summary of federal agency activities in 1996, as well as actions planned for 1997.

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Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Annual Progress Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

In 1997 and 1998 the CBP signatories opened 294.3 miles of blocked tributary habitat to migratory fish and 67 miles to resident fish (a total of 361.3 miles) within the Bay watershed. Since the program's inception, almost 80 projects have...

Report and Recommendations for the Nonpoint Source Evaluation Panel

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

This is a report and recommendation for the nonpoint source evaluation panel

Response of the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model to Loading Scenarios

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

Designed to be a resource for a diverse technical and managerial audience

Response of the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model to Loading Scenarios (Technical Summary)

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

In 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program identified excess nutrients as the primary reason for water quality decline in the Chesapeake. To quantify the nutrients contributing to eutrophication and the nutr9ent reductions necessary to restore...

Restoring a Bay Resource: Forest & Riparian Buffer Demonstration Sites

Publication date: December 31, 1996 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The use of demonstration sites for riparian forest buffer establishment is one way to help accomplish the objectives of communication, education, and monitoring.The riparian forest buffers in this document are located in agricultural,...

Restoring Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Water Quality -- PowerPoint

Publication date: July 08, 2002 | Type of document: Report

This is a PowerPoint presentation and a Word Document on a presentation by Richard Batiuk, EPA, to the public on July 8, 2002, in the PA Department of Environmental Protection's South Central Regional Office, Harrisburg.

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.

Review of Phase 5 Watershed Model Hydrologic Calibration

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

The hydrologic calibration of the phase 5 watershed model was evaluated through 9 published acceptable criteria used in HSPF Expert system.  The specific flow characteristics evaluated are: Error in total volume; Error in low flow or...

Review of the Benthic Process Model with Recommendations for Future Modeling Efforts

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

The Benthic Process Model Review Team, assembled by the Modeling Subcommittee during Fall 2000, reviewed the benthic model developed for the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model, a component of Chesapeake Bay Estuary Modeling Package....

Riparian Forest Buffer Design and Maintenance

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

Riparian forest buffers are essential components of maintaining long-term stream and watershed health and resilience in the Chesapeake Bay region. Riparian forest buffers also provide valuable ecological functions for wildlife habitat...

Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Interim Report

Publication date: October 31, 1995 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Interim Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Directive to the Chesapeake Executive Council

Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Report: Technical Support Document

Publication date: February 28, 1997 | Type of document: Report

This report contains background material that describes in more detail the technical basis for the recommendations and elaborates on the implementation options in the Final Report of the Riparian Forest Buffer Panel.

Riparian Forest Buffers: Linking Land and Water

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

Riparian lands provide a wealth of ecological benefits. For example, trees along the shoreline help to filter pollutants and sediment from runoff and groundwater before they enter the waterways. Trees also provide important habitat...

Riparian Forest Buffers: Restoring and Managing a Vital Chesapeake Resource (Conference Proceedings, October 5-6, 1994, Ellicott City, Maryland)

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

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program hosted a conference on the subject of riparian forest buffers. Participants came together to discuss, debare and learn about the value...

Saving a National Treasure: Financing the Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay

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

This report summaries the findings of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel. The panel was established to identify funding sources sufficient to implement basinwide clean-up plans so that the Bay and its tidal tributaries...

Schedule for Developing Baywide Resource Management Strategies

Publication date: July 01, 1988 | Type of document: Report

Agreement Commitment Report: Objectives and commitments for restoring and protecting the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay.

Screening of Candidate Species for Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Aquatic Toxicity Testing with Resident Chesapeake Bay Biota

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

The goal of this study was to evaluate 25 resident Chesapeake Bay species (vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) as potential candidates for future Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development for estuarine water column toxicity...

Sediment in Chesapeake Bay and Management Issues: Tidal Erosion Processes

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

Sediment is the third biggest pollutant to the Bay and its tributaries. Tidal sediment comprises approximately 57% of the sediment load to the Bay. Excess sediment is a key contributor to degraded water clarity and damages critical...

Setting and Allocating the Chesapeake Bay Basin Nutrient and Sediment Loads: The Collaborative Process, Technical Tools and Innovative Approaches

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

The Chesapeake 2000 agreement has been guiding Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their combined efforts to restore and...

Setting Goals to Prevent and Reduce Toxics to the Chesapeake Bay: A Working Session for Industrial, Federal and Wastewater Treatment Plant Facilities

Publication date: July 21, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This document summarizes the ideas and goals from this working session. These ideas and goals will be considered for the Toxics Strategy (2000) and the Chesapeake Bay Agreement(2000).

Small Watershed Grant and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Projects

Publication date: October 16, 2014 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program, managed and administered under cooperative agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay...

Small Watershed Grants Program FY1998 Final Report

Publication date: March 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Watersheds, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.

Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: April 01, 2009 | Type of document: Report

A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties...

Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties...

Spatial Management in the Chesapeake Bay: Applications, Issues, and Opportunities

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Globally and nationally, persuasive arguments have been developed to promote increased implementation of spatial measures to conserve and protect marine ecosystems, to preserve or restore...

Split Sample Water Quality Results from Laboratories Participating in the Chesapeake Bay Program: 1985-1989.

Publication date: July 25, 1989 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Monitoring Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program decided to implement a Chesapeake Bay Coordinated Split Sample Program, using field split samples, that was to begin in May or June 1989. As part of the planning for that...

Standard Operating Procedures for Conducting Acute and Chronic Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Eurytemora affinis, a Calanoid copepod

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Outlines standard operating procedures for conducting acute and chronic toxicity tests with Eurytemora.

Standard Operating Procedures for conducting Sub-chronic Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Sago Pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus: A Submersed Aquatic Angiosperm.

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Outlines standard operating procedures for conducting sub-chronic toxicity tests with sago pondweed.

Status & Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife Contamination

Publication date: October 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

Focuses on a critical review of available data and information for evidence of impacts on Chesapeake Bay basin birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians through exposure and uptake of toxic substances.

Status Yields and Trends of Nutrients and Sediment and Methods of Analysis for the Nontidal Data-Collection Programs, Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: December 31, 1997 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is a report on the status yields and trends of nutrients and sediment and methods of analysis for the nontidal data-collection programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan 1994 Annual Report

Publication date: February 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

This report is an overview of the background, fishery dependent and independent monitoring of the fisheries, research, regulations, and enforcement of the 1989 Striped Bass FMP during 1993/1994.
 

Summary 1991 Reevaluation of the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Strategy

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

The first progress report under the 1988 Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy describes implementation progress and analytic refinements promised in the original strategy     

Survey of Tributyltin and Dibutyltin Concentrations at Selected Harbors in Chesapeake Bay-Final Report

Publication date: September 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report.

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What We Know, Don't Know and Need to Know to Determine their Effects on Water Quality

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Phytoplankton standing stocks, production, and species composition are potentially influenced by both the supply of nutrients to the bottom of the food web and removal by suspension feeders...

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What we Know; Don't Know and need to know to determine their effects on water quality

Publication date: December 01, 2002 | Type of document: Report

Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What we Know; Don't Know and need to know to determine their effects on water quality.

System-Wide Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Model for the Chesapeake Bay

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

A predictive model of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) biomass is coupled to a eutrophication model of the Chesapeake Bay. Domain of the model includes the mainstem of the bay as well as tidal portions of the major embayments and...

Targeting Toxics: A Characterization A Tool for Directing Management and Monitoring Action in the Chesapeake Bay Tidal Rivers - A Technical Workplan

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

This is a report on targeting toxics, a technical work plan

Targeting Toxics: A Characterization Report A Tool for Directing Management and Monitoring Actions in the Chesapeake Bay's Tidal Rivers

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

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability

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

The TSD was developed by the EPA and its watershed partners to be a companion document to the Regional Criteria Guidance. Because it describes the development and geographical extent of the designated uses to which the refined water...

Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability - Addendum

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

In October 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability (Technical Support Document) in cooperation with and on behalf...

Technical Tools Used in the Development of Virginia's Tributary Strategies

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

Virginia regional and local stakeholders and partners involved in the nutrient reduction goal setting and tributary strategy development process were provided with in-depth information of direct relevance from the best data available to...

Technical Tools Used in the Development of Virginia's Tributary Strategies: A Synthesis of Airshed, Watershed, and Estuary Model Results

Publication date: September 30, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The overall modeling framework used to assess Virginia's tributary strategies in 1999 is documented. This synthesis report provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Program airshed, watershed, and estuary models and other diagnostic...

The 1997 Atlas of Chesapeake Bay Basin Biological and Living Resources Long Term Monitoring Programs

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Programs' objectives were to monitor the bacteriological quality of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters to assure adequate public health protection from shellfish unsafe for human consumption and to assist in the identification and...

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

Publication date: December 15, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS).

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

Publication date: December 15, 1999 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This is the updated Guide to accompany the current Living Resources Biological Monitoring Data. Guide topics include: obtaining data, data structures, CIMS compliant data dictionaries, and helpful hints to better interpret this...

The 2002 Chesapeake Bay Eutrophication Model

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

Three models are at the heart of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package (CBEMP). Distributed flows and loads from the watershed are computed with a highly modified version of the HSPF model. Nutrient and solids loads are...

The 2010 Chesapeake Bay Eutrophication Model

Publication date: December 22, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Model Package is a combination of interactive models. The Community Multi-Scale Air Quality Model and a set of regression models compute daily atmospheric nitrogen and phosphorus loads to the Chesapeake...

The advantages of Measures of Particulate Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous by Direct Analysis.

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

This document is intended to address the inconsistency between parts of the CBP in the sampling and analytical methodology for the determination of particulate concentrations, and offer alternative sampling and analytical procedures to...

The Challenge Ahead, Mid-Atlantic States, State of the Environment, 1998

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This is a report.

The Chesapeake Bay Dissolved Oxygen Goal for Restoration of Living Resource Habitats

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

To show support of these goals, the Chesapeake Executive Council (CEC) made commitments to develop and adopt guidelines for the protection of water quality and habitat conditions necessary to support the living resources found in the...

The Chesapeake Bay Program Directory, 1996

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Long-term monitoring programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin, including program's objectives, funding agencies, participating agencies, investigators, parameters, stations, sample collections, and program integration; a list of stations, and...

The Chesapeake Bay...A Progress Report 1990-1991

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program has been in existence since the mid 1970s. This progress report is intended to give you a quick overview of the program's many accomplishments, as well as a look at the challenges we face in the near future.
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The Community Watershed Initiative Strategy: Recognizing Shared Vision, Realizing Shared Goals

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Community Watershed Initiative Strategy: Recognizing Shared Vision, Realizing Shared Goals

The Countryside Exchange in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Peoples of the Bay/Social and Cultural Environment, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorous from the Potomac River Sediment

Publication date: November 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on the effect of pH on the release of phosphorous from the Potomac River sediment.

The Effect of Salinity on the Acute Toxicity of Total Dissolved & Free Cadmium to the Copepod Eurytemora affinis & the Larval Fish Cyprinodon variegatus

Publication date: October 01, 1984 | Type of document: Report

The objective of this study was to determine the influence of a range of salinities (5, 15 and 25 ppt) on the acute toxicity of total dissolved and free cadmium to sheepshead minnow,  Cyprinodon variegatus larvae and the copepod,...

The First Biennial Progress Report - April 1995

Publication date: April 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Overview including The Agreement, Federal agency involvement, and the progress made in implementing the Agreement, an item-by item basis according to the 20 specific commitments subscribed by the signatories.

The Fourth Biennial Progress Report of Agreement of Federal AGencies on Ecosystem Management Federal Agencies Chesapeake Ecosystem Unified Plan

Publication date: December 01, 2001 | Type of document: Report

This is the fourth biennial progress report of the progress made by Federal agencies on the commitments made in the Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay, signed on July 14, 1994 and the second...

The George Wright Forum - The Chesapeake Bay Program: Science, Politics, and Policy

Publication date: April 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

This is a compilation of articles based on the Chesapeake Bay Program: Science, Politics and Policy. These article include guest editors: Kent Mountford, Charles D. Rafkind, and John Donahue.

The Great Waters Program: An Introduction to the Issues and Ecosystems

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: Report

An introduction to the issues and ecosystems of the Great Waters Program.

The Influence of Salinity on the Chronic Toxicity of Atrazine to Sago Pondweed: Filling a Data Need for Development of an Estuarine Chronic Criterion

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

Goals of Chesapeake Bay's Toxics of Concern Workgroup study were to conduct partial life cycle toxicity studies with atrazine for the Sago pondweed (Potamogeton pectinatus), commonly found in Chesapeake Bay. Data will be used for the...

The Optimization of Benefits from Wetlands Restoration

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

State and federal agencies have been engaged in restoration and creation of wetlands for many years, generally as part of programs focused on habitat and water quality management. In the late 1990s recognition of the growing cumulative...

The Phosphorus Detergent Ban

Publication date: June 19, 2000 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The phosphorus detergent ban was implemented in the Bay signatory jurisdictions in the mid to late eighties. After the ban's implementation, it became clear that the ban resulted in a significant reduction of discharge in phosphorus...

The Potential for Nutrient Loadings from Septic System To Ground & Surface Water Resources & Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 15, 1997 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A report on nutrient loadings from septic systems to ground and surface water resources & the Chesapeake Bay.

The Restoration of the Anacostia River

Publication date: July 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

A report on the Restoration of the Anacostia River.

The Role and Function of Forest Buffers For Nonpoint Source Management in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Publication date: January 31, 1993 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This article discusses elements of the relationship between forests and water quality in the context of the forest buffer.

The Second Biennial Progress Report of the Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Progress made in implementing the Agreement on an item-by-item basis according to the 20 specific commitments to which the signatories have subscribed.

The Southern Maryland Heritage Area Plan

Publication date: February 01, 1997 | Type of document: Report

Analyzes the shaping factors of the Southern Maryland Heritage area, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and recommends policies and actions needed to preserve, restore and promote an improved quality of life.

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The State of Chesapeake Forests

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

This first-of-its-kind report synthesizes more than a decade's worth of data from public and private sources, highlights current forest conditions, forecasts future trends, and outlines key goals and strategies necessary to conserve and...

The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed: A Report to the Citizens of the Bay Region (2004)

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

The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed provides current information on the conditions and challenges that face the Chesapeake Bay today. Through an intricate suite of environmental indicators, Bay scientists assess both the...

The Third Biennial Progress Report of the 1994 Agreement of Federal Agencies on Ecosystem Management in the Chesapeake Bay

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

This report highlights the Federal activities for Bay restoration and stewardship from April 1992 to April 1999. This report is the third biennial report of the progress made by Federal agencies on the commitments made in the 1994 and...

Third Biennial International Water Trails Conference

Publication date: February 01, 2000 | Type of document: Report

Edited verbatim proceedings of the water trails conference held in Shepherdstown, WV, October 9013, 1998. Discussion topics include: a keynote speech by U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes, Middle Potomac Water Trail, water trail case studies,...

Three-Dimensional Eutrophication Model of Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: May 15, 1994 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A three-dimensional, time-variable, eutrophication model, CE-QUAL-ICM, was applied to the Chesapeake Bay. The model incorporated 22 state variables that included physical properties, multiple forms of algae, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Tidal Sediment Yield Estimate Methodology in Virginia for the Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Model

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

Water quality in Chesapeake Bay has degraded over the past 50 years with respect to oxygen depletion and reduced light attenuation. While the causes are numerous, sediment resuspension from wave and tidal action cloud the water column...

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.

Toward A Sustainable Chesapeake-The Center for Chesapeake Communities' Summit Report

Publication date: July 01, 1999 | Type of document: Report

Bridging the gap between innovative, sustainable principles and implementation requires the synergistic efforts of local elected officials, the business and financial community, developers, and the public at large. Each of these...

Toxics Regional Action Plan for Baltimore Harbor

Publication date: August 01, 1986 | Type of document: Report

The Plan calls for the continuation of all of the State's existing programs, because collectively they are producing results. IN the case of some regulatory programs, the plan commits MDE to specific administrative actions involving...

Trends in Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1990

Publication date: June 01, 1992 | Type of document: Report

The primary purpose of this analysis is to determine whether selected lateral and mid-Bay stations in the Chesapeake Bay mainstem have the same overall levels of certain water quality parameters.
 

Trends in Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Secchi Depths and Dissolved Oxygen in Chesapeake Bay, 1984-1992

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

This is a report on trends in phosphorus, nitrogen, secchi depths and dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay for the years 1984-1992

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...

Turning Chesapeake Bay Watershed Poultry Manure and Litter into Energy

Publication date: January 24, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to analyze the feasibility of using poultry litter for energy in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Using excess manure to feed energy generation systems in this region could potentially result in a reduced...

Turning Chesapeake Bay Watershed Poultry Manure and Litter into Energy

Publication date: January 24, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to analyze the feasibility of using poultry litter for energy in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Using excess manure to feed energy generation systems in this region could potentially result in a reduced...

Understanding Lag Times Affecting the Improvement of Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay

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

Available in digital format and hardcopy. Better quantifying the lag time between changes in nutrient and sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and improvement in the Bays water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is...

Validation and Application of the Second Generation Three Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model of Chesapeake Bay

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

The validation and subsequent application of the current three dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of Chesapeake Bay is presented. The numerical model solves conservation equations for water mass, momentum, salinity, and heat on a...

Vegetative Filter Strips for Agricultural Runoff Treatment

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

This is a report on vegetative filter strips for agricultural runoff treatment

Volumetric Analysis of Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay: Preliminary Findings

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This report examines variations in dissolved oxygen from 1950 onward to determine past trends and evaluate progress in restoring the health of the Bay

Water Quality Functions of Riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: Report

Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, USA, have agreed to reduce nutrient loadings to Chesapeake Bay by 40% by the year 2000. This requires control of nonpoint sources of nutrients, much of which comes from agriculture. Riparian forest...

Waterfowl Workgroup Living Resource Subcommittee Annual Progress Report

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Report

This report outlines the major accomplishments of the Waterfowl Workgroup in 1991.

Watershed Model Application to Calculate Bay Nutrient Loadings: Final Findings and Recommendations

Publication date: July 16, 1994 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

This report presents the results of the combined Phase I/Phase II effort. Model calibration results are presented for hydrology, non-point loadings, and in-stream water quality for numerous sites throughout the Bay drainage. In...

Watershed Model Phase 4.3 Calibration Rules

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

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (WSM) has been in continuous operation at the Chesapeake Bay Program since 1982, and has had many upgrades and refinements since that time. The WSM described in this paper is application Phase 4.3,...

Who Pays for Sprawl? The Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Sprawl Development

Publication date: April 01, 1998 | Type of document: Report

This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/Stewardship.


Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Clorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

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

In April 2003, the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries which was the foundation...

Small Watershed Grant and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Projects

Publication date: October 16, 2014 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program, managed and administered under cooperative agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay...

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...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Individual Stream Restoration Projects

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

This version includes Appendices A-G. [Updated to include test drive results and re-approved by the WQGIT, 09-08-2014 ]

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...

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...

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.

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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

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...

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...

Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties...

Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plan

Publication date: July 31, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

GIS activities undertaken at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office follow the directives outlined in the National Geospatial Data Policy (NGDP). The NGDP establishes principles, responsibilities, and requirements for collecting and managing...

Community Watershed Assessment Handbook

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

The Community Watershed Assessment Handbook is a simple and straightforward watershed assessment tool that is intended to direct community groups and local governments in conducting a comprehensive environmental assessment. The purpose of...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a - 2007 Addendum

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

This document represents the second formal addendum to the 2003 Chesapeake Bay water quality criteria document.

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries - 2007 Chlorophyll Criteria Addendum

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

The Chesapeake Bay numerical chlorophyll a criteria and reference concentrations were derived to address specific water quality, human and aquatic life impairments when applied in specific seasons and to specific salinity-based tidal...

Bay Plain and Piedmont: A Landscape History of the Chesapeake Heartland from 1.3 Billion Years Ago to 2000

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

A synthesis of human activity in the core portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed written by the National Park Service, with the assistance of a partnership of federal and state agencies, academic institutions, public and private...

Turning Chesapeake Bay Watershed Poultry Manure and Litter into Energy

Publication date: January 24, 2008 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this report is to analyze the feasibility of using poultry litter for energy in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Using excess manure to feed energy generation systems in this region could potentially result in a reduced...

A Survey of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Residents: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors

Publication date: September 11, 2002 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Conservation Management Institute of Virginia Tech conducted a telephone survey of 1,988 residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (including those residing in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia,...

Creating Successful Nonpoint Source Programs: The Innovative Touch

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

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Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay-1985

Publication date: August 01, 1987 | Type of document: Report

This is a report on the distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay in 1985

Environmental Outcome-Based Management: Using Environmental Goals and Measures in the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

Summary of the approach taken by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program to establish measurable restoration goals and to use environmental and other outcome measures to inform the public about the state of the Bay and restoration efforts. Lessons...

The Potential for Nutrient Loadings from Septic System To Ground & Surface Water Resources & Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 15, 1997 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

A report on nutrient loadings from septic systems to ground and surface water resources & the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Program Directory, 1996

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document: Report

Long-term monitoring programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin, including program's objectives, funding agencies, participating agencies, investigators, parameters, stations, sample collections, and program integration; a list of stations, and...

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme - Revisions, Decisions and Rationales 1983-2003, 2005 Addendum

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

In October 2004, the Chesapeake Bay Program released Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme: Revisions, Decisions, and Rationales 1983-2003 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2004). The Segmentation Scheme Report...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network Access to Federal Funds

Publication date: September 19, 2007 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The Federal Agencies Committee (FAC) and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network led the effort in developing this document. It was developed for stakeholders involved in the implementation of the State Tributary Strategies. It...

Chesapeake Bay Strategy for the Restoration and Protection of Ecologically Valuable Species

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

This strategy was developed by the Ecologically Valuable Species Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Program Living Resources Subcommittee to fulfill one of the commitments of the Living Resources section of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay...

Watershed Model Phase 4.3 Calibration Rules

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

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (WSM) has been in continuous operation at the Chesapeake Bay Program since 1982, and has had many upgrades and refinements since that time. The WSM described in this paper is application Phase 4.3,...

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

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

Exploring Alternatives for Fisheries Management in the Chesapeake Bay

Non-nutritive Feed Issues in Chicken Production

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

There has been growing interest by a number of Chesapeake Bay committees on the issues surrounding the use of non-nutritives in animal feeding operations and their potential impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. The Scientific and Technical...