The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed provides current information on the conditions and challenges that face the Chesapeake Bay today. Through an intricate suite of environmental indicators, Bay scientists assess both the state of the Bay and the state of the Bay?s restoration. Chesapeake Bay Program partners track some 100 indicators of Bay health ? 89 are based on environmental monitoring and tracking data, while 11 employ computer model forecasts to project future water quality conditions resulting from today?s restoration initiatives. This suite provides us the most comprehensive look at the current state of the Bay while allowing Bay scientists to predict likely future conditions.View details
On April 18, 2007, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its Chesapeake Bay 2006 Health and Restoration Assessment. The report gives watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Bay health and on-the-ground restoration efforts taking place across its vast watershed. The report is divided into two parts: Ecosystem Health and Restoration Efforts. This format of reporting, first used to detail the condition of the Bay in 2005, allows the Bay Program partnership to look at the effectiveness of clean-up actions across the entire watershed and allocate restoration efforts appropriately.View details
The second report from the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Subcommittee summarizes data collected from June 1984 through September 1985 at over 165 station Bay-wide for the new coordinated monitoring program. this initial effort represents the baseline for a large, complex and rapidly growing store of information.View details
In this publication, we report on the status of our progress toward the goals we set or renewed in Chesapeake 2000. Evaluating the condition of the Chesapeake Bay is a complex process that must include careful examination of the status and trends of numerous environmental indicatorsView details
This work contains the following themes as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay: The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, Watersheds, An Economic Resource: Commerce, Productivity and Transportation, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability of the Bay/StewardshipView details
The Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment is presented in two parts. Part Two: Restoration Efforts is divided into five sections. In Reducing Pollution, efforts are compared to goals defined by the Bay states' river-specific cleanup plans. Monitoring data, tracking information, and computer simulations are used in this section. In the remaining parts, restoration efforts are compared to goals adopted by the Bay Program. Monitoring and tracking data are used in these sections.
The Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment is presented in two parts. In Part One: Ecosystem Health, the most current data available are used to provide a scientifically based assessment of the Health of the Bay. In Part Two: Restoration Efforts, key restoration actions are measured against long-term restoration goals.
Monitoring plays a key role in guiding the Bay's restoration, making it imperative that the information collected through the monitoring programs be promptly and appropriately interpreted and used. In this report case studies depict the linkage between long-term environmental monitoring and Bay management, providing an up-to-date diagnosis of the Bay's health.View details
The second report from the Chesapeake Bay Program monitoring Subcommittee summarizes data collected from June 1984 through September 1985 at over 165 stations Bay-wide for the new coordinated monitoring program. This initial effort represents the baseline for a large, complex, and rapidly growing store of information.View details
Comprehensive study of the state of the Chesapeake Bay - 1995.View details