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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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June 30, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Activities Newsletter May-June 2021

The USGS provides research and monitoring to better understand and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Our technical reports and journal articles, which we translate into science summaries, provide the findings used by federal, state, and local decisionmakers to inform restoration and conservation decisions. Here are some recent highlights.

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Date published: June 23, 2021

For the second year in a row, smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast for the summer

Chesapeake Bay Program — Press Release — June 21, 2021

Date published: June 21, 2021

News Feature: The complex case of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America — by John Carey — June 16, 2021

Date published: June 9, 2021

UPDATED Interagency Statement: USGS and Partners Continue Investigating DC Area Bird Mortality Event

If you are a private individual or entity with a wildlife morbidity and/or mortality event to report, please contact your state department of natural resources or state agency of game and fish.

Date published: May 26, 2021

USGS Releases Nationwide Marsh Vulnerability Maps

Scientists developed high-resolution imagery of coastal wetlands to identify the most vulnerable marshes across the US  

Date published: May 17, 2021

Progress toward CBP outcomes

A recent review by some members of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal-state partnership guiding the restoration effort, found that seven of those outcomes are “unlikely to be met without a significant change in course.

April 21, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Activities Newsletter March-April 2021

The USGS provides research and monitoring to better understand and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Our technical reports and journal articles, which we translate into science summaries, provide the findings used by federal, state, and local decisionmakers to inform restoration and conservation decisions. Here are some recent highlights.

Learn more about USGS Chesapeake Bay activities

Date published: April 6, 2021

2019-2020 Bay Barometer shows an ecosystem in mixed recovery

Chesapeake Bay Program — by Rachel Felver — April 06, 2021

Date published: March 18, 2021

USGS Releases First-of-its-Kind Survey of PFAS in Pennsylvania Surface Waters

USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center in cooperation with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) released a first-of-its-kind Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) dataset.

Date published: February 25, 2021

Land use tied to ‘intersex’ smallmouth bass in Bay rivers

Bay Journal — By Timothy Wheeler — February 25, 2021

February 24, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Activities Newsletter January-February 2021

The USGS provides research and monitoring to better understand and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Our technical reports and journal articles, which we translate into science summaries, provide the findings used by federal, state, and local decisionmakers to inform restoration and conservation decisions. Here are some recent highlights.

Learn more about USGS Chesapeake Bay activities

Date published: February 17, 2021

Fact sheet on nutrient trends in the Chesapeake now available

University of Maryland | Center for Environmental Science | Integration and Application Network — February 2021