Maps

The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles in six states and the District of Columbia. To understand how it "works," protect it, and restore its health, we must have a sense of the whole system, and how its pieces fit together geographically.

Geography

Pollution

Land Use

Aquatic Life

Economic Importance

 

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The 2018 State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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