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

Published: December 01, 2003

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 protect the Chesapeake Bay. It defined the goal to achieve and maintain the water quality necessary to support the aquatic living resources of the Bay and its tributaries and to protect human health. Subsequently, Delaware, New York and West Virginia signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to implement the Water Quality Protection and Restoration section of the agreement.

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