Keeping an eye on the storm

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Chesapeake Bay Program — by Joan Smedinghoff — September 14, 2018

"For more than 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has coordinated the monitoring efforts of federal, state and local agencies and academic institutions. Through this robust partnership, we’ve been able to learn a lot about the Bay and its waterways by measuring a wide range of factors, including nutrients, sediment, benthic organisms, underwater grasses and dissolved oxygen.

This summer has been particularly interesting to monitor due to the high level of rain we’ve been receiving since May. Record-highJuly and August rains in Pennsylvania and near-record rains in Maryland and Virginia helped contribute to the above normal river flows we’ve had to the Bay all summer. Now, with the potential for even more rain from Hurricane Florence, scientists want to capture the effects we could see in the Bay and surrounding watershed. . ."

Read the full article at the Chesapeake Bay Program


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