Updates by State
The Watershed Implementation Plans, or WIPs, are plans developed by the Bay states as part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. In 2010, the states and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set pollution limits that would restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, with an additional goal of having practices in place by 2017 to achieve 60 percent of those water quality improvents. Each state developed its own plan (WIP) designed to ensure practices are put in place to achieve those goals. In addition, the states made two-year milestone commitments to take specific actions to ensure progress is being made. These milestones enable the states and EPA to identify shortcomings and take corrective action before the deadlines are reached.
Click on a link for more information about that state's Watershed Implementation Plan.
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(June 2014) All the jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay region are making progress reducing pollution, but many jurisdictions are currently falling short in implementing practices that reduce pollution from agricultural sources and urban and suburban polluted runoff.
The final analysis of selected 2012-13 milestone goals was conducted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC). This analysis is designed to ensure that commitments are being met, and if not, that actions will be taken to compensate for any shortfall.(see reports below) Read the Press Release