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2019-2020 Bay Barometer shows an ecosystem in mixed recovery

April 6, 2021

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

"The Chesapeake Bay Program’s latest assessment of Bay health shows an ecosystem in recovery from short-term weather impacts and long-term water quality degradation from excess nutrients and sediment. Released annually, the Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2019-2020 gives an update on the progress being made toward the 10 goals and 31 outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

Of these 31 outcomes, 19 have indicators whose data and information are drawn from a range of trusted sources, including government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and direct demographic and behavior surveys. The data in the Bay Barometer reflect the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed over the course of many years, and in some cases, decades. It offers a science-based snapshot of the best available information from 2019 and 2020 on the ecological health of and our efforts to protect and restore the nation’s largest estuary. . ."

Read the full article at Chesapeake Bay Program


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