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

Published: May 01, 2005

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) in order to meet the primary objective of assessing the new water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen, waster clarity, and chlorophyll. However, existing resources will not provide monitoring information for all Chesapeake Bay shallow water habitats by the Chesapeake 2000 agreements deadline of 2010. The workshop report presents several recommendations for improving the current monitoring strategy including the creation and prioritization of a monitoring schedule, suggested improvements to the network design, and coordination between the monitoring efforts and the modeling and research communities.

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