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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Landsat 8 image

Chesapeake Bay: A Landsat 8 Surface Reflectance Mosaic. USGS provides scientific information to help manage this vital ecosystem. USGS EROS created this true color composite image using Provisional Surface Reflectance data from five Landsat 8 scenes, acquired in October and November 2014.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed photograph

A snapshot from space. Satellite Map of the Chesapeake Bay aids management efforts.

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Chesapeake Bay Program Data Hub



Small map of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The data page contains USGS information for key national data sets and also more specific information for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Links to selected state information are also included.

USGS Core Spatial Data Resources


Land Use and Climate Change


Water Quality and Quantity


Fish, Wildlife, and Habitats


Selected State Spatial Data Resources

Web Services

Web Map Services (WMS) are a way of sharing and accessing geospatial data served by Web mapping applications like USGS's The National Map. Web Map services can be used in your own Web mapping application or added to desktop applications like ESRI's ArcGIS.


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