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  • August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

    September 17, 2021

    CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

  • CBF Issues a Statement on the June Dead Zone Assessment

    July 16, 2021

    Data from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University found that the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay was smaller than average in June.

  • CBF Issues Statement on 2021 Dead Zone Forecast

    June 23, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is predicted to be smaller than average this summer. The forecast is largely based on the amount of rainfall from January to May.

  • CBF Statement on 2020 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone

    October 28, 2020

    This year’s small dead zone is another positive sign that watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts are working.

  • Bay Dead Zone: What’s It Like This Summer?

    August 7, 2020

    Each year during the summer, an area of water with low oxygen levels—known as a “dead zone”—forms in the Bay. But what about this year’s dead zone and what it means for the Bay?

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Forecast

    June 17, 2020

    Researchers predict a slightly smaller than average dead zone this year, due to reduced rainfall this spring and less nitrogen pollution flowing into the Bay.

  • What the Mahogany Tide Means for the Bay

    June 4, 2020

    We talk with CBF’s Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers to explain what's behind the rust-colored water in the mid-Bay's tidal rivers and what it means.

  • What's the Deal with the Dead Zone?

    June 19, 2019

    Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones in decades in the Bay this summer. But what does that really mean? Dr. Beth McGee answers all our questions.

  • Set Higher Water Standards to Keep Virginia's Waterways Clean

    September 18, 2018

    Across the country, harmful algal blooms are making headlines by poisoning waterways, killing fish, and threatening our health.

  • This Month on the Bay: A Mahogany Tide in May

    May 9, 2018

    Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.

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