Chesapeake Bay Activities


USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities (CBA) shares its findings with press releases from the USGS Newsroom shown below.  Results from USGS CBA and partners are also highlighted in news and video articles.

Filter Total Items: 62
Date published: December 2, 2019

Freshwater flows to Bay highest in 82 years of monitoring

Bay Journal — by Karl Blankenship — December 02, 2019

Date published: November 5, 2019

The Chesapeake Bay gets some good news

EARTH Magazine — by Mary Caperton Morton — November 4, 2019

Date published: October 24, 2019

Research examines the health of yellow perch as an indicator of the health of the Chesapeake Bay, urbanization, and even changing weather patterns

University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources — by Samantha Watters — October 24, 2019

Date published: October 14, 2019

Executive Review: 2019 Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Bass Health Assessment

Potomac Riverkeeper Network — October 14, 2019

Date published: October 3, 2019

September Hypoxia Report

Maryland Department of Natural Resources — October 3, 2019

Date published: September 27, 2019

A drought is rapidly developing across Maryland, stressing farmers at harvest time

Baltimore Sun — by Scott Dance — September 27, 2019

Date published: September 27, 2019

Groups work to stop brook trout from being the fish that got away

Bay Journal — by Ad Crable — September 27, 2019

Date published: August 14, 2019

High flows to Chesapeake Bay continued in July

Bay Journal — by Karl Blankenship — August 13, 2019

Date published: July 29, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Program reports slight decline in underwater grass abundance

In 2018, an estimated 91,559 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

Date published: July 15, 2019

Bay Journal—Article: Chesapeake states grapple with ‘forever chemical’ contaminating drinking water

Widely used in consumer and industrial products, including fire-fighting foam, PFAS are now cropping up in ground water near military bases, airports, factories.

Date published: July 8, 2019

Bay Journal—Article: Continued high river flows having mixed impacts on Bay and its resources

USGS figures show that, except for March and April, river flows into the Chesapeake Bay have been higher than normal every month starting last July, one of the longest periods of sustained high river flows on record.

Date published: June 28, 2019

Near-record dead zones forecast for Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico

The Virginian-Pilot — by Tamara Dietrich — June 28, 2019