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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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USGS Chesapeake Bay Features

NEWbulletUSGS develops new DNA tool to help identify invasive species of aquatic vegetation...learn more

NEWbulletUSGS partners with NOAA to understand potential benefits of oyster aquaculture ...learn more

NEWbulletResearch used to explain the behavior of ospreys in the Chesapeake...learn more

NEWbulletUSGS contributes to new STAC report on designing sustainable coastal habitats...read more

NEWbulletUSGS contributes to summary of Chesapeake conditions for a Report to Congress...read more

bulletUSGS works with academic and CBP partners to summarize science on water-quality improvements in the Chesapeake Ecosystem...learn more

bulletUSGS Chesapeake Bay Accomplishments for 2013

bullet Estimated Monthly Streamflow entering the Bay

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

Recent Publications

NEWbulletIntegrating Federal and State Data Records to Report Progress in Establishing Agricultural Conservation Practices on Chesapeake Bay Farms—OFR 2013–1287

NEWbulletLand Subsidence and Relative Sea-Level Rise in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region—Circular 1392

NEWbulletQuantifying Groundwater’s Role in Delaying Improvements to Chesapeake Bay Water Quality—Journal Article

NEWbulletSediment source analysis in the Linganore Creek watershed, Maryland, USA, using the sediment fingerprinting approach: 2008 to 2010—Journal Article

bulletChemical contaminants in water and sediment near fish nesting sites in the Potomac River basin: Determining potential exposures to smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)—Journal Article

bulletComparison of Two Regression-Based Approaches for Determining Nutrient and Sediment Fluxes and Trends in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—SIR 2012-5244

bulletComparison of age distributions estimated from environmental tracers by using binary-dilution and numerical models of fractured and folded karst: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, USA—Journal Article

bulletIdentification of Largemouth Bass Virus in the Introduced Northern Snakehead Inhabiting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—Journal Article

bulletReproductive Health of Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens, in Chesapeake Bay Tributaries—Fact Sheet 2013-3055

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




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