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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrient Credit Trading for the Chesapeake Bay_An Economic Study 2012

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

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

Monitoring for Management Actions_Chesapeake BatWater Quality Monitoring Program 1987

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

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

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

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

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

Maryland's Tributary Strategies for Nutrient Reduction_A Statewide Summary 1995

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

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

Condition of the Mid-Atlantic Estuaries 1998

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

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

Bay Barometer Series April 1987-March 1989 1989

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Communities-Making the Conection 1995

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas Volume I 1989

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

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

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

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

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

A Biological Study of Baltimore Harbor 1975

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

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

An Urgent Call to Action Part II 2009

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

A continuation of An Urgent Call to Action on the future of clane water if actions are not taken now.

An Urgent Call to Action Part I 2009

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

The amount of nutrients entering our waters has dramatically escalated over the past 50 years, and nutrients now pose significant water quality and public health concerns across the United States.  In terms of growing drinking water…

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay_Year 8 Report Part II 2000

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

Data presented in this report were collected during the eighth year of a research program designed to assess ambient toxicity of living resource habitats in Chesapeake Bay.  The goals of this study were to identify toxic ambient areas…

Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay_Year 8 Report Part I 2000

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

Data presented in this report were collected during the eighth year of a research program designed to assess ambient toxicity of living resource habitats in Chesapeake Bay.  The goals of this study were to identify toxic ambient areas…

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay, 1990 Advances in Estuarine Sciences Part II 1990

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

As the Chesapeake Bay Program resolves some of the issues before it, other problems come to the forefront for consideration.  The 1983 Bay Agreement identified a small number of critical issues to be addressed.  The selection of these…

Chesapeake Bay Achieveing Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay Part II 2011

Publication date: May 01, 2011 | Type of document:

In 2009, the EPA requested that the National Research Council (NRC) evaluate and provide advice on the CBP nutrient reduction program and strategy.  The EPA specifically directed NRC to evaluate the tracking of best management practice…

Achieveing Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay Part I 2011

Publication date: May 04, 2011 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 2009, the EPA requested that the National Research Council (NRC) evaluate and provide advice on the CBP nutrient reduction program and strategy.  The EPA specifically directed the NRC to evaluate the tracking of best management…

Pollution Prevention Toolkit Part II 1998

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

Local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, of which there are over 1,650, have repeatedly indicated a need for tools, techniques and models to help them contribute to the Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection effort and…

Pollution Prevention Tool Kit Part I 1998

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

Local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, of which there are over 1,650, have repeatedly indicated a need for tools, techniques and models to help them contribute to the Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection effort and…

Ecosystem Models of Chesapeake Bay 1994-1996 Part II 1997

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

The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program explores how water quality, the growth of plants and animals, and physical and chemical forces of Chesapeake Bay affect each other.  Model simulations help predict how things may change over…

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part II 1987

Publication date: July 01, 1987 | Type of document: | 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 Nonpoint Source Programs Part I 1987

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

This report describes the current programs to ameloriate 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…

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Sciences Part II 1987

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

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance.  This publication…

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Science Part I 1987

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

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance. This publication…

Water-Quality Characteristics of Five Tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay at the Fall Line, Virginia, July 1988 through June 1993

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

Development in the Chesapeake Bay region has adversely affected the water quality of the Bay.  The general degradation in the Bay has resulted in the decline of commercial fishing industries and has reduced the area of aquatic…

Tributary Water Quality 1984_1985

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

In the summer of 1984, the Environmental Protection Agency, the commonwealth of Virginia and State of Maryland instituted the mainstem water quality monitoring programs to study the Chesapeake Bay.  During this period the Commonwealth…

Report and Recommendations of the Nonpoint Source Evaluation Panel 1990

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

In March 1990, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acting on behalf of the Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, convened this Panel to assess the effectiveness of current efforts to reduce…

Recommendations for Coordinating Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Management in the Chesapeake Bay Region 2002

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

The Agriculture Nutrient Reduction Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Nutrient Subcommittee held a one-day conference on "Coordinating Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Management Policies in the Chesapeake Bay Region" on March 29,…

Recreational Boat Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay 1991

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

In the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement includes the commitment "to eliminate pollutant discharges from recreational boats"  as one of its water quality objectives.  This challenge was re-emphasized by EPA Administrator William K. Reill in…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part III 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

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, debate and learn about the…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part II 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

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, debate and learn the value of…

Riparian Forest Buffers Part I 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Progam haosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate, and learn about the…

Forest of the Bay Part II 2000

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

Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  Policy makers and the public are now recogniing the role the Bay's forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living…

Water-shed-based Approach to Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

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The Bay's "living resources" - some 2,700 species of fish, wildlife and plants-provide important recreational, aesthetic, and economic benefits to over 13.6 million people living in its drainage basin.  Chesapeake Bay is likewise…

Wetlands_the Vital Link Between the Watershed and the Bay 1997

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program, in its effort to measure progress in protecting and restoring wetlands throughout the watershed, committed to performing a status and trends survey of Chesapeake wetlands every five years.  The information…

The Chesapeake Bay Program..An Action Agenda_Envisioning Success 1991

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

We have scored significant gains in our common effort to sustain the productivity and safeguard the future of the Chesapeake Bay.  Under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, literally hundreds of tasks have been initiated to fulfill its…

Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program 1991 Annual Report

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

To reverse the precipitous decline in the Bay's resources, in 1983 the Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, along with the Nayor of the District of Columbia and the Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission signed the…

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part II 1988

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part I 1988

Publication date: January 01, 1988 | Type of document: | 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…

Water Quality Functions of Riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Part II 1995

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

This document is a research synthesis requested by the Forestry Work Group of the Nutrient Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  In developing the outline for the report, the authors agreed to specifically focus on the existing…

Water Quality Functions of riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Part I 1995

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

This document is a research synthesis requested by the Forestry Work Group of the Nutrient Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  In developing the outline for the report, the authors agreed to specifically focus on the existing…

An Updated Review of Estuarine Aquatic Toxicity Data for the Development of Aquatic Life Criteria for Atrazine inn Chesapeake Bay 1994

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

This report is a summary of Phase I and II of a study designed to provide neessary data and recommendation for development of estuarine acute and chronic atrazine criterion for the Chesapeake Bay.  The specific objectives of Phase I…

A Screening Level Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Copper and Cadmium in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1997

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

the goal of this study was to conduct a screening level probabilistic ecological risk assessment for copper and cadmium in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using the following distinct phases:  problem formulation, analysis and risk…

Understanding "Lag Times" Affecting the Improvement of Water Quality in the Chesapeake 2005

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

Better quantifying the "lag time" between changes in nutrient and sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and improvement in the Bay's water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is critical to help resource managers…

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part II

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

REducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult challenges in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort and the dollar…

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part I

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

Reducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult challenges in the Chesapeake Bayrestoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort to define, quantify…

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

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

A number of tools are being used to determine the validity of the goal and the effects the nutrient redduction will have o the Bay's water quality:  1) computer models are being used to guide the reevaluation; 2) research, monitoring…

Chesapeake Bay Water Column Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

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

The four critical issue forum questions were addressed by the participants as part of the effort to define the extent and magnitude water column contamination in the Chesapeake Bay basin.  Two major pointswere made and reiterated…

An Introduction to Market-Based Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and Management 1995

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

One of the most important reasons to consider market-based policies is to facilitate the development of innovative pollution control strategies.  This report explains the different ways in which the price or cost of environment…

Acid Mine Drainage Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1998

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

The purpose of this literature synthesis is to determine the significance of AMD in contributing trace elements (contaminants) to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and determine the extent of the contribution from a local, regional and…

A Commitment Renewed_Restoration Progress and the Course Ahead Under the 1987 Agreement 1988

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

This report summarizes current knowledge about the problems of the Bay, identifies emerging issues, and present new information about the effectiveness of cleanup prograks.  It documents the findings and works performed since 1983, and…

Chesapeake Bay Program_SAV Ecosystem Analysis Documentation 1993

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

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

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

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

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

Status and Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife Contamination 1992

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

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

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

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

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

Maryland Water Quality Inventory 1986

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Program Study of an Estuary 1984

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

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

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy 1990 Progress Report 1991

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Rept #8 1992

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas _Voulme II 1989

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

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

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

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

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

A Chemical Contamin ant Mass Balance Framework for Chesapeake Bay 1997

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

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

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation 1992

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

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

A Report to the Citizens of the Bay Region 2008

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

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

Federal Facilities Strategy 1988

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

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

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy 1988

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

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

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

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

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

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas-Valume II 1989

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

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

Second Annual Progress Report nunder the Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1987

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 1994

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study Phase I_July 1990_June 1991

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

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

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report 1989

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

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

Baywide Conventional Pollutants Control Strategy

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

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

1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy 1998

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

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

The State of the Chesapeake Bay 1999

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

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

Critical Issues Forum_Achieveing a Toxics Free Bay_The Role of Nonpoint Sources1999

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

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

Chesapeake Bay_A Framework for Action 1983

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

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

Chesaapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 8

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

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

Year Two Report_A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay

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

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 team of scientists from three Chesapeake Bay research laboratories…

Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop Proceedings

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

The workshop discussed how groundwater delivers more than one-half of the freshwater that enters Chesapeake Bay.  This large volume of freshwater is transported to the Bay as base flow an as direct discharge or upwelling.  Base flow…

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2001

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

The public meetings provided an opportunity for public review and comment on the Draft Nutrient Trading Guidance Document.  The document was written by the Nutrient Trading Negotiation Team, a group composed of a wide array of…

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

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Commission (the Executive Council),…

Chesapeake Bay Pprogram Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines

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

this document presents fundamental principles and guidelines for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The Chesapeake Bay Program convened the Nutrient Trading Negotiation Team (Negotiation Team) in June 1999 for the…

Chesapeake Bay mainstem Monitoring Program Statistical and Analytical Support Contract_Final Report_Volume 1

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

The primary focus of this contract was the development of a statistical analysis framework for the detection of trends in Chesapeake Bay water quality attributable to pollution-control managementactions.  In Chapter II, a procedure for…

Chesapeake Bay Health & Restoration_2008

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

A healthy Bay requires balancing the needs of the region's people and economy with the needs of the Bay for clean waters and ample habitat for aquatic life.  The goal of Bay restoration is to restore this balance by reducing pollution,…

The State of the Chesapeake Bay-Third Biennial Monitoring Report-1989

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

As more and more  people inhabited theBay region, they cut the forests and fished the waters more intently.  Large ships began to ply the waterways, homes crowded along her shores and the Bay became a receptable for the wastes of our…

Chesapeake Bay Commission Special Report-Congressional Agenda 2008-2010

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

For nearly three decades, the Chesapeake Bay commission has been a leader in Bay restoration efforts.  Confronting the broad range of issues that reflect countless pollution sources, land uses and human impats on the nation's largest…

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_1999

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

The 1995 Local Government Partnership Initiative engages the watershed's 1,650 local governments in the Bay restoration effort.  The Executive Council followed this in 1996 by adopting the Local Government Participation Action Plan and…

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_2002

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

For nearly 20 years the Bay Program partners have sought to protect and restore this unparalled resource.  The second Chesapeake Bay Agreement, adopted in 1987, established a vision for the Bay's restoration.  Its principal goals…

Cost Analysis for Nonpoint Source Control Strategies in the Chesapeake Basin

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

A second Bay Agreement was developed and signed by the jurisdictions in 1987.n  The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement had the benefit of several years of experience with implementation of pollutioncontrol measures in the basin and a better…

Managing Nutrients to Prevent Pollution: Conference SSummary and Recommendations for Actions

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

The document summarizes ideas presented at the regional nutrient management conference "Managing Nutrients to Prevent Pollution" and brings forth recommendation for action.  The two-day conference held on Marych 13-14, 1996 in Solomons,…

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

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

In 1987, the parties to the original Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1983 signed a new Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Areement set specific goal-to achieve at a 40% reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus entering the…

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report

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

In 1988, the Water Quality Task Group developed the Basinwide Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  The straegy.  The strategy describes state point and nonpoint source (NPS) programs designed to meet the agreement goal of reducing nutrient…

The First Biennial Progress Report

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

This is the first biennial report-as prescribed by the Chesapeake Bay Agreement- on the progress made in implementing the Agreement.  It is presented on an item-by-item basis according to the twenty specific "commitments" subscribed to…

The Second Biennial Progress Report

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), established in 1983 by the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, is approximately 200 miles long and varies in width between five and twenty-five miles.  Its watershed comprises 64,000 square miles…

A Report to Congress on the Patuxent River

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

The Patuxent River is one of eight major tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay.  It begins near the convergence of Carroll, Howard, Frederick and Montgomery counties, and is bordered byPrince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's…

Market Based Strategies & Nutrient Trading: What you need to know

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

A central water qulity management problem in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its tributaries is nutrient enrichment by nitrogen and phosphorous loads from point and nonpoint sources.  The recent evaluation of the nutrient issue in the…

Chesapeake Bay_2006 Health & Restoration Assessment_Part Two

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

This report, Part Two, Restoratioon Efforts uses 20indciators grouped into the five priority areas described in the landmark Chesapeake 2000 agreement that represent major elements of the Bay restoration effort.  Quantitative goals have…

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience

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

Reducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult cj=hallenges in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort to define, quantify…

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

Publication date: November 01, 2002 | Type of document:

the purpose nof this report is to provide costs estimates for treatment technologies associated with varying concentration levels of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from inductrial and municipal wastewater plants in the Chesapeake Bay…

Nutrient Trading In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed-Public Comments Summary

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

This document is a collective summary of the documents (both during the public meetings as well as those written) received by all jurisdictions.  The process undertaken to prodice this summary included the following steps:  1) Each…

Nutrient-Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay

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

This study was funded by grants X-003311-01-0 and X-003310-02-0 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration through the University of Maryland Sea Grant College.  The…

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

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

this workshop was held om 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 in the…

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report

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

In 1988, the Water Quality Task Group developed the Basinwide Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  The strategy describes state point and nonpoint source (NPS) programs designed to meet the agreement goal of reducing nutrient loads entering…

The Restoration of the Anacostia River - The Report to Congress

Publication date: July 01, 2015 | Type of document:

The House and Senate Committies on Appropriations in their approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FY92 Operating Plan directed EPA to conduct a stidu of the Anacostia River.  This study "should include...ana analysis…

Synthesis of Nutrient and Sediment Data for Watersheds Within the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

Nutrient and sediment data collected by Federal and state agencies from 9172 through 1992 at 1,058 surface-water sites in nontidal parts of the Chesapeake Bay Basin were compiled into a large database.  Adequate nutrient, sediment and…

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience-1990

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

Reducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult challenges in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort to defime, quamtify…

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

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

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

Pollution Prevention Workbook

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

What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?  One of the best wtays to protect the Bay is to prevent pollution and waste from entering the waterways. Pollution Prevention (P2) is a hierarchy of activities that eliminate or reduce the amount…

Nonpoint Source Pollution Loading Factors and Related Parameters from the Literature

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

Using a modified version of TR-20 (SCS computer program), McTernan et al (1987) conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of various BMPs upon the production of nonpoint source pollutants from small agricultural watersheds in…

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory

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

This Toxics Loading and Release Inventory is one of many tools the Chesapeake Bay Program is using to  set more targeted source reduction and pollution prevention goals to reduce and eliminate toxic impacts in the Bay.  The overall goal…

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

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

Full scale process modifications were conducted in an oxidaation ditch system to understand the kinetics of biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal in activated sludge systems which may use high nitrate or internal recycles.  Design…

Chesapeake Bay Program: Findings and Recommendations

Publication date: September 01, 1983 | Type of document:

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 (CBP), in accordance with P.L. 94-116 passed by the 94th…

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

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

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

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

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

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



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