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.

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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

Date published: June 12, 2019

USGS data is foundation for new dissolved oxygen forecast

USGS data is the foundation for the new dissolved oxygen forecast. A large summer ‘dead zone’ is forecast for the Chesapeake Bay after a wet winter and spring.

Date published: June 6, 2019

USGS Scientists Receive EPA Gold Medal for Chesapeake Science Efforts

Several U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have been chosen to receive a 2018 National U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gold Medal for their outstanding efforts as members of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Midpoint Assessment team.

Date published: May 8, 2019

Hampton Roads wastewater-to-aquifer recharge project showing results

Bay Journal — by Sarah Vogelsong — May 8, 2019

Date published: April 9, 2019

Bay Program’s 2017-18 Bay Barometer shows Chesapeake’s resilience

Bay Journal — by Rachel Felver — April 9, 2019