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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.

For more articles visit ... the Bay Journal.

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

USGS Chesapeake Bay Features

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

NEWbulletUSGS testifies on Maryland Manure Management more

NEWbulletChesapeake Bay Landsat 8 New landstat image of Chesapeake Bay ...learn more

NEWbulletConowingo Dam Above 90 Percent Capacity For Sediment Storage more

NEWbulletUSGS explains effects of population growth on the Chesapeake ecosystem through the use of satellite imagery ...view the video

bulletUSGS contributes to the Chesapeake Bay Barometer: a snapshot of ecosystem health and restoration more

bulletPollution levels in nine rivers remain below long-term average in 2013 more

bulletScience Summary—Stream temperature rising throughout the Chesapeake Bay region more (12/2014)

bulletUpdated water-quality trends for major rivers entering the Bay more (12/2014)

bulletUSGS team studies smallmouth bass in the Shenandoah River for intersex characteristics ...view the video

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

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

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

bulletWater Quality in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Surficial Aquifer System, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia, 1988–2009—Circular 1353

bulletThe Quality of Our Nation’s Waters—Water Quality in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 1991–2010—Circular 1360

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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