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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 In the News

Carroll County Times: Groups not downplaying impact of Conowingo February 11, 2016

New Jersey Herald: Transsexual fish raise questions for humans February 7, 2016

Chesapeake Bay News: By the Numbers: 51 billion February 3, 2016

National Geographic: Why Are These Male Fish Growing Eggs? February 3, 2016

Baltimore Sun: The real story on the Conowingo Dam and bay pollution January 29, 2016 Mapping Local Nutrient Pollution Through Citizen Science January 27, 2016

Bay Journal: Study of sick bass in Susquehanna cites endocrine disrupters January 3, 2016

Chesapeake Bay News: Study finds intersex bass near wildlife refuges in Northeast U.S. December 17, 2015

PRNewswire: Endocrine Disruptors and Pathogens and Parasites Likely Causes for Smallmouth Bass Population Decline in Susquehanna River December 14, 2015

PADEP News: Susquehanna River Study Updates December 2015

USGS Chesapeake Bay Features

NEWbulletUSGS helping to improve land cover data more

NEWbulletSummary of nutrient and sediment loads and trends in the Chesapeake watershed more

NEWbulletUSGS contributes toward assessment of Bay's health and restoration more

bulletUSGS Chesapeake accomplishments for 2015 more

bulletIntersex Prevalent in Black Bass Inhabiting National Wildlife Refuges in Northeast ...learn more

bulletUSGS releases new Chesapeake Science Strategy more

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

Recent Publications

NEWbulletContemporary Deposition and Long-Term Accumulation of Sediment and Nutrients by Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands Impacted by Sea Level Rise—Journal Article

NEWbulletHead-of-tide bottleneck of particulate material transport from watersheds to estuaries—Journal Article

NEWbulletRemote sensing to monitor cover crop adoption in southeastern Pennsylvania—Journal Article

NEWbulletLong-Term Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Delivery from Conowingo Dam to Chesapeake Bay: Effects of Reservoir Sedimentation—Journal Article

NEWbulletChesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage—Journal Article

NEWbulletQuantifying watershed-scale groundwater loading and in-stream fate of nitrate using high-frequency water quality data—Journal Article

NEWbullet Application of a weighted regression model for reporting nutrient and sediment concentrations, fluxes, and trends in concentration and flux for the Chesapeake Bay Nontidal Water-Quality Monitoring Network, results through water year 2012—Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5133

bulletEvidence of estrogenic endocrine disruption in smallmouth and largemouth bass inhabiting Northeast U.S. national wildlife refuge waters: A reconnaissance study—Journal Article

bulletAir- and Stream-Water-Temperature Trends in the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1960-2014—Open-File Report 2015-1207

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

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