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December 13, 2021

Bay Journal — by Karl Blankenship — December 2, 2021

"The Chesapeake Bay’s three largest rivers — the Susquehanna, Potomac and James — are showing long-term reductions in nutrient pollution, according to data recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The trends are particularly notable in the Susquehanna, where USGS monitoring has shown steady improvements in recent years — despite concerns about the impact of Conowingo Dam and complaints that Pennsylvania, which holds most of the river’s watershed, is not doing enough to help the Bay. USGS scientists say they are working to better understand the reasons for that trend."

Read the full article in the Bay Journal

 

The USGS summary of these results can be found at Updated 2020 Nutrient and Sediment Trends for the Nine Major Rivers Entering the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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