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Bay Program logo USGS participates in the Chesapeake Bay Program by providing data, conducting studies, and serving on technical committees and workgroups.

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To read more news about the Bay visit the Chesapeake Bay Program News site.

 USGS In the News

USGS Newsroom: Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Found in about Half of Sampled Streams across the United States August 18, 2015

Sun Times Network: D.C. is sinking into the Atlantic Ocean August 4, 2015

Washington Post: Why sea level in the D.C. region is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast July 29, 2015

MyEasternShoreMD: Bay 'dead zone' predicted at below average this summer June 29, 2015 Smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast, but still significant June 26, 2015

Digital Journal: Chesapeake Bay's 'dead zone' expected to be smaller this year June 25, 2015

The Fish Site: Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Predicted to Shrink June 25, 2015

Star Democrat: Bay 'dead zone' predicted at below average this summer June 25, 2015

USGS Newsroom: Shorebird Science? iPlover is the App for That May 5, 2015

Bay Journal: Region not on track to make nitrogen reduction goals April 27, 2015

Delawareonline: Maryland governor: Conowingo Dam hurting Chesapeake Bay April 11, 2015

Star Democrat: Choptank Riverkeeper welcomes new Phosphorus Management Tool April 10, 2015

BayNet: More pollution entering Chesapeake Bay than expected April 7, 2015

Star Democrat: Bay Program: Cleanup making progress April 7, 2015

Daily Press: New data show progress in restoring the bay, but more work needed April 6, 2015

Bay Journal: Region lags behind on nitrogen goals; phosphorus progress questioned April 6, 2015

Cape Charles Wave: REPORT: Fertilizer and Manure Are Polluting the Bay April 6, 2015

Washington Post: Will dredging alleviate the Conowingo Dam sediment issue? April 5, 2015

USGS Chesapeake Bay Features

NEWbulletUSGS science will inform key strategies to restore the Bay watershed more

bulletScientists expect slightly below average Chesapeake Bay "Dead Zone" this summer. Low river flow and nutrient loading reason for smaller predicted size more

bulletUSGS and other scientists interviewed for documentary on "Custody and Creation", which examines faith at the crossroads of our environment, with experts from major organizations weighing-in and sharing their research, experience, and perspectives. ...learn more

bulletUSGS leads STAC report on Land Management Effects on Water-Quality Status and Trends more

bulletNew USGS report: Excess manure and fertilizer are worsening water-quality conditions on Eastern Shore of Chesapeake more

bulletUSGS testifies on Maryland Manure Management more

bullet To read previous USGS features about the Chesapeake Bay visit...

Recent Publications

NEWbulletUnderstanding Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Implications for Management and Restoration—The Eastern Shore—Circular 1406 (Revised 5-6-15, ver. 1.1)

NEWbulletTransgenerational effects from early developmental exposures to bisphenol A or 17 α-ethinylestradiol in medaka, Oryzias latipesJournal Article

NEWbulletSources of Fine-Grained Sediment in the Linganore Creek Watershed, Frederick and Carroll Counties, Maryland, 2008–10—SIR 2014-5147

NEWbulletEvaluating the relationship between biomass, percent groundcover and remote sensing indices across six winter cover crop fields in Maryland, United States—Journal Article

bulletSediment Transport and Capacity Change in Three Reservoirs, Lower Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1900–2012—Open-File Report 2014-1235

bulletSoil greenhouse gas emissions and carbon budgeting in a short-hydroperiod floodplain wetland—Journal Article

bulletRising air and stream-water temperatures in Chesapeake Bay region—ArticleFeature

For more visit the Bibliography of USGS Chesapeake Bay Publications page.

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