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Accurately forecasting summer ecological conditions in Chesapeake Bay is not an easy task. This was especially true in 2006 when weather conditions were extreme. A lighthearted award ceremony was conducted at a recent Tidal Monitoring and Analysis Workgroup (Chesapeake Bay Program) meeting to acknowledge the individuals who produced the summer forecasts. Dave Jasinski, UMCES-CBP analyst, won the 'most accurate' award for his forecast of mainstem anoxic volume. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Potomac River continued to be the most difficult parameter to predict, resulting in Peter Tango, MD DNR, receiving the 'worst forecast' award - Peter is determined to win the 'most accurate' award next year. For more information on the forecasts visit the EcoCheck and Chesapeake Bay Program websites.
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