Population Growth

How many people live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?

As of 2022, over 18 and a half million people were estimated to live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Experts believe this number will continue to rise, reaching 20 million by 2030.

What can be done to ease the effects of development?

There are many low-impact development techniques that can be installed around homes and buildings. Rain gardens, porous pavement and green roofs are a few techniques that will help reduce pollution from developed areas.

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