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Main Title The state of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed : a report to the citizens of the Bay region.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Chesapeake Bay Program,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA 903-R-04-009; CBP/TRS 273/05; CBP-TR/273/05
Stock Number PB2005-102887
OCLC Number 58796084
Subjects Chesapeake Bay Watershed--Environmental conditions. ; Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Environmental conditions. ; Estuarine pollution--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Estuarine ecology--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Water quality--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay. ; United States--Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Additional Subjects Chesapeake Bay ; Watersheds ; Ecosystems ; Rivers ; Interconnections ; Streams ; Wetlands ; Forests ; Runoff ; Pollutants ; Habitats ;
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/R-04-009 c.1 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/13/2017
EJAD  EPA 903/R-04-009 c.2 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/13/2017
EJAD  EPA 903/R-04-009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/14/2006
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-903-R-04-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2014
EJDD  EPA 903/R-04-009 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/13/2010
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 903-R-04-009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/06/2022
NTIS  PB2005-102887 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
For centuries, people have settled throughout the Bay's watershed and harvested its bounty. The Bay and its rivers provide drinking water for millions, pathways for commerce, robust fish and shellfish industries, and recreation. As people have taken advantage of these resources, they have forever changed the Bay. Today, the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed are in danger. Although it has provided for us for hundreds of years, the Bay now needs help from every citizen in the watershed. Each small part of the Bay region is interconnected. Streams flowing through the Chesapeake's headwaters are linked to the blue crab hiding among underwater grasses in its shallows. Natural corridors throughout the watershed connecting wetlands, forests and streams provide important habitat. These forests and wetlands hold nutrients and sediment in place and reduce the amount of runoff flowing into small creeks and streams. As they are destroyed to make room for roads and buildings, their ability to hold back pollutants and the important habitat they offer are lost as well. A complex network of rivers and streams, beginning at the Chesapeake's headwaters hundreds of miles away, carries fresh water into the Bay. These waterways also carry pollution, and by the time they reach the Chesapeake, the accumulated pollution load can be enormous.
Cover title. "December 2004." Shipping list no.: 2005-0092-P. "EPA 903-R-04-009."