How do scientists use monitoring and modeling tools to paint a picture of the Chesapeake Bay?
By using science to paint a picture of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program provides decision-makers from around the 64,000 square-mile watershed with the tools to determine what their communities can do to improve water quality locally and downstream.
Mayor Leo Lutz of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Scott Phillips of the U.S. Geological Survey, and Lee Currey of the Maryland Department of the Environment discuss how monitoring and modeling efforts complement each other in order to reveal the Chesapeake Bay watershed in fine detail.
- Produced by Will Parson
- Additional footage by Steve Droter
- Music/Audio: "Chapel Donder," "Plate Grayscale," and "Algea Trio" by Blue Dot Sessions via Free Music Archive
- Special thanks to Mayor Leo Lutz, Scott Phillips, Lee Currey, and Mary Gattis
Bay 101: Bay Grasses
What are underwater grasses, and how are they integral to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem?
Bringing up baby oysters
The oyster hatchery at Horn Point laboratory churns out billions of the water-filtering shellfish
Signs of Resilience in the Chesapeake Bay
Explore progress in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort