August 23, 2022
Algal blooms threaten a water lover's paradise.
June 28, 2022
This summer the Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is predicted to be smaller than average. Researchers attribute the decline to the below average amount of water entering the Bay from the watershed’s tributaries this past spring, as well as decreased nitrogen and phosphorus pollution from jurisdictions within the watershed.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 2020
This year’s small dead zone is another positive sign that watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts are working.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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