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Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries_1984

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

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

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

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

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

Achieving a Toxics Free Bay_The role of Point Sources_1999

Publication date: June 22, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The first in the series of critical issues forums:  Achieving a Toxics Free Bay-theRole of Point Sources was held on June 22, 1999 at the Top of Bay Officer's Club in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  The purpose of the forum was to…

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay-Volume I

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | 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.  to complete this ambitious goal, a team of scientists from three…

Submerged Aquaticc Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries

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

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

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 1972 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…

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds: Sediment and its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

Publication date: January 30, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On January 30-31, 2007 the Chesapeake Bay Program's (CBP) Sediment Workgroup and the CBP's Science and Technical Advisory Committee convened a workship titled:  "An Introduction to Sedimentsheds: Sediment and its Relationship to…

Best Management Practices for Sediment Control and Water Clarity Enhancement_2006

Publication date: October 01, 2006 | Type of document:

Sediment controls, clarity enhancement practices and our understanind of sediment processes have advanced since the workshop.  For instance, although workshop discussion placed some emphasis on emerging nonstructural/living shoreline…

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…

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…

Chesapeake Bay Introduction to an Ecosystem

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

The Chesapeake Bay receives about half its water volume fro the Atlantic Ocean.  The rest drains into the Bay from an enormous 64,000 square-mile drainage basin or watershed.  The watershed includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, West…

Status Yields and Trends of Nutrients and Sediment and Methods of Analysis for the Nontidal Data-Collection Programs, Chesapeake Bay Basin 1985-96

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

Data from more than 200 sites in nontidal portions of the Chesapeake Bay were compiled to document annual nutrient and sediment loads and trends for the period 1985 throgh 1996 as part of the 1997 Reevaluation of the Chesapeake Bay…

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program's Sediment workgroup was assigned the task of developing sedimentsheds.  The purpose of tje sedimentsheds is that they would be applied to determine the source of sediment that is contributing to water clarity…

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

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

Chemical contamination in water, sediment and/or in animal tissue us an importaant issue for peiople everywhere.  In the Chesapeake Bay region, scientists and managers have been carrying out a multi-step effort assess the Bay's tidal…

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…

Evaluating Nutrient and Sediment Losses from Agricultural Lands: Vegetative Filter Strips

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

This report is part of a bi-state reserach effort funded by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program between the states of Maryland and Virginia.  This report describes the Virginia project.  The Maryland project is described in another…

Chesapeake Bay Revised Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Commitments Evaluation

Publication date: July 14, 1994 | Type of document:

The commitments are organized under four areas of emphasis-pollution prevention, regulatory program implementation, regional facus, and directed toxics assessments.  Stakeholder unput was sought on how the commitments met four basic…

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report-1989

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

This first progress report under the 1988  Baywiden Nutrient Reduction Strategy describes implementation progress and analytic refinements promised in the original strategy.  The Nonpoint Source Subcommittee NPS Nutrient Reduction Task…

Using the Sediment Quality Triad to Characterize Toxic Conditions in the Chesapeake bay (1999)

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

This study, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences Patrick Center, involved…

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds_Sediment and Its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

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

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) grow zones.  The goals of this report is *to provide a…

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

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

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

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)…

The Conowingo Dam and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)…

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

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

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants map (PDF)

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Awardees and Projects

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

2010 Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Awardees and Projects backgrounder

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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