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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 Chesapeake Bay Features

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

NEWbulletUSGS works with CBP to provide "public friendly" overview of sediment sources in the Bay watershed ...view the video

NEWbulletQuantifying groundwater influence on nitrogen in streams and Chesapeake Bay ...readmore

bulletPharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web more

bulletScience Summary—Sources, Fate, and Transport of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—Interpretations and Applications of SPARROW Nutrient Model Results more

bulletPricing the Priceless: Ecosystem Services Science at USGS more

bulletUSGS discovers intersex conditions found in Susquehanna and other PA basins more

bulletUSGS contributes to forecast of dissolved oxygen conditions in the Chesapeake and Gulf of Mexico more

bullet USGS science contributes to new Chesapeake Watershed Agreement. USGS worked with FWS, NPS, and other partners to develop the new Chesapeake Agreement, which sets goals and outcomes through 2025 more

bulletUSGS expands studies of brook trout. USGS has established an experimental stream lab to study the interactive effects of thermal stressors and invasive species on brook trout behavior, physiology, and growth. Learn more...

bulletUSGS results on phosphorus trends reveal little progress over the past decade. USGS results show phosphorus trends over the past decade do not show improving conditions at a majority of the sites. Water-quality managers call for more actions to increase progress more

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

Recent Publications

NEWbulletEducational Webtool Illustrating Groundwater Age Effects on Contaminant Trends in Wells—Technology Spotlight

NEWbulletExposure and food web transfer of pharmaceuticals in ospreys (Pandion haliaetus): Predictive model and empirical data—Journal Article

bulletEffects of distributed and centralized stormwater best management practices and land cover on urban stream hydrology at the catchment scale—Journal Article

bullet Late Holocene Sea-Level Variability and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation—Research Article

bullet Reproductive health indicators of fishes from Pennsylvania watersheds: association with chemicals of emerging concern—Journal Article

bullet Streamflow, Water Quality, and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007–12—SIR 2014–5073

bullet A landscape-based reconnaissance survey of estrogenic activity in streams of the upper Potomac, upper James, and Shenandoah Rivers, USA—Journal Article

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

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

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

bulletSediment 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

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

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