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Main Title Bay barometer : a health and restoration assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and watershed in 2008 /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Chesapeake Bay Program,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA-903-R-09-001
Stock Number PB2011-110138
OCLC Number 476839668
Subjects Water quality--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay.
Additional Subjects Chesapeake Bay ; Water pollution sources ; Water quality ; Barometers ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorous ; Dissolved oxygen ; Sediments ; Marine biology ; Natural resources ; Fisheries ; Habitat ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Waste water ; Contaminants
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/R-09-001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/05/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 903-R-09-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/12/2013
EJBD  EPA 903-R-09-001 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 903-R-09-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/21/2016
NTIS  PB2011-110138 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/09/2011
Collation 39 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most extraordinary places in America. The unique estuary and its 64,000-square-mile watershed have tremendous ecological, historic, cultural, economic and recreational value to the region and the entire country. For more than 25 years, the partners of the Chesapeake Bay Program have worked to protect and restore the Bay and its watershed. Goals are set for the health of the Bay and the restoration measures needed to return the ecosystem to a healthy state. This document is the annual review of the partnerships progress. The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are unhealthy primarily because of pollution from excess nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment entering the water. The main sources of these pollutants are agriculture, urban and suburban runoff, wastewater, and airborne contaminants. Despite small successes in certain parts of the ecosystem and specific geographic areas, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008. The Bay continues to have poor water quality, degraded habitats and low populations of many species of fish and shellfish. Based on these three areas, the overall health averaged 38 percent, with 100 percent representing a fully restored ecosystem.
"CBP/TRS 293-09"--Cover. "EPA-903-R-09-001"--Cover. "March 2009"--Cover.