Issues Facing Hampton Roads

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    Carrie B. Grisham

    Blue Crabs

    The blue crab is one of the more resilient of Chesapeake species, but its fate depends on many factors.

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    John Surrick/CBF Staff

    Atlantic Menhaden

    Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, are small, nutrient-packed fish that are central to the Chesapeake Bay's food chain and support one of the largest commercial fisheries on the Atlantic coast. As a result of their environmental and economic importance, management of the menhaden fishery is a political flashpoint across the region.

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    NRCS

    Agriculture

    What role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?

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    Troy Wenger

    Climate Change

    How warmer waters and temps experienced across the globe are impacting us on a local level?

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    Sea Level Rise

    Cities and towns near the Chesapeake Bay are facing a major threat from sea level rise. The good news is that nature-based solutions can help us adapt to recurrent flooding.

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    Garth Lenz/iLCP

    Land Use

    When the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management, so too does the water.

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    Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Polluted Runoff

    Polluted runoff is one of the most harmful sources of pollution to the Bay and its waters.

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    City of Easton

    Sewage & Septic Systems

    Upgrading wastewater treatment is critical to cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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