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Article from the July 2013 edition
2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card
Chesapeake Bay received a C in 2012, up from a D+ in 2011.
2012 Chesapeake Bay report card
This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. In 2012, the methods for the report card have changed to include five water quality indicators and two biotic indicators. In 2012, the overall grade for Chesapeake Bay is a 47%, a C. This means the Bay is in moderate health. Fisheries indicators as well as trajectories of reporting region health are also presented. For further details, visit the Report Card website.

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