New Data Shows Chesapeake Streams in Poor Health

Most streams in the Chesapeake watershed are in poor condition, according to data released recently by the Chesapeake Bay Program. The federal and state partnership that coordinates restoration efforts, also released data showing reductions in key pollutants over the past 25 years at monitoring sites along tributaries that feed the Chesapeake, and noted levels were still below restoration goals.

The stream survey involved sampling of nearly 8,000 streams sites between 2000 and 2008 and found 54 percent were in poor or very poor condition while only 27 percent were in excellent or good condition.  >Read More

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