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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

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

NEWbulletUpdated 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

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

bulletQuantifying 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

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

Recent Publications

NEWbulletRising air and stream-water temperatures in Chesapeake Bay region—Abstract. Contact Karen Rice ( for the article. 

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

bulletExposure 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

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

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